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You can find many early sources by searching in the UF Libraries Catalog.  You can try various searches, such as a keyword search, "Blackbeard" or subject searches for Blackbeard, and for the pirate by his real name, Edward Teach.

Here are an assortment of documents (many in microform format):

Through blood to gold : Edward Teach, the pirate called Blackbeard by Marjorie Stoneman Douglas ; copied verbatim by Walter A. DeLamater.
Author: Douglas, Marjory Stoneman
Published: [S.l. : s.n., 1938]
LIBRARY WEST Microfilm (3rd Floor)
SMATHERS, Special Collections Florida History (Non-Circulating)  F910.4 W956b

Blackbeard; or The pirates of the isles, a romance of the Bahamas.
Author: Christie, Henry Christopher
Published: London, The Press Printers [192-?]
SMATHERS, Latin America General Collection  821.91 C555b    

Description of the scenery, machinery and incidents of ... Black Beard, the pirate, written by J.C. Cross, Esq. ... Together with the whole of the songs ...
Published: Boston : Russell and Cutler, printers, 1811.
LIBRARY WEST Microfiche (3rd Floor)      Z1215 .S48 no. 22647   Floor map     

Blackbeard, or, The pirate of the Roanoke : a tale of the Atlantic by B. Barker.
Author: Barker, B. (Benjamin)
Published: Boston : F. Gleason, 1847.
LIBRARY WEST Microfilm (3rd Floor)      813.008 A512     

Pirates and buccaneers of the Atlantic coast
Author: Snow, Edward Rowe
Published: Boston, MA : Yankee Pub. Co., c1944.
LIBRARY WEST General Collection     F106 .S7      

The history of Blackbeard & Roche, two noted pyrates [sic] : being an account of their robberies and murders, and their final overthrow
written by Capt. Charles Johnson.
Author: Johnson, Charles fl. 1724-1731
Published: Salem [Mass.] : Printed by Joshua Cushing, 1802.
LIBRARY WEST Microfiche (3rd Floor)     Z1215 .S48 no. 2470  

The database JSTOR is another place to research Edward Teach. 

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