The Politics of Piracy: Crime and Civil Disobedience in Colonial America
Douglas R. BurgessE-book: $34.99
‘Captivating’ isn’t a term often applied to non-fiction books, but it aptly describes this account of politics, piracy, and law. It reads more like a novel than nonfiction. What I particularly liked was that Burgess examines colonies and people who rarely get more than a few mentions in other histories of piracy.
—Pirates and Privateers, The History of Maritime Piracy
This is Atlantic world history at its best and in the end, Burgess assembles an innovative and provocative take on the economic, political, social, and legal formation of England's American colonies.
—Common Place: The Journal of Early American Life
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.