Douglas R. Burgess, Jr.

Douglas R. Burgess, Jr. is an assistant professor of Atlantic world history at Yeshiva University and legal history at the Cardozo School of Law in New York. He has authored numerous books, including The Pirate’s Pact: The Secret Alliances Between History’s Most Notorious Buccaneers and Colonial America and World for Ransom: Piracy Is Terrorism/Terrorism Is Piracy.

The seventeenth-century war on piracy is remembered as a triumph for the English state and her Atlantic colonies. Yet it was piracy and illicit trade that...
Douglas R. Burgess