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The Improbable Story of John Perkins

When servants and slaves took on the world — and won

Youssef Jheir / Pixabay

It was this month 220 years ago that a former carpenter’s servant named John Perkins achieved one of the most meteoric ascents through British society, when he was appointed captain of a 32-gun frigate patrolling the dangerous waters of the Caribbean.

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