The escaped slaves of the early Americas (“Maroons” or cimarrons) and their struggle to live free at all cost.
Sometimes, according to this piece, their determination to live without masters led to alliances with pirates.
I can’t say how gloriously accurate this book excerpt is, but it’s a good read on a subject that deserves more attention. The book itself is a new history of the Jamestown colony, published a few days ago. But this excerpt is more about the slaves and pirates of the Caribbean in the days of Spanish conquest and early English adventurism.