Participant Info

First Name
Jamie L.H.
Last Name
The U.S. Army Center of Military History
Website URL
Maritime, Maritime history, Pirates, Piracy, Naval history, Material Culture, Archaeology, Alcohol, Commerce, Networks, Taverns, Illicit Commerce, Atlantic History, Caribbean, Military history
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Personal Info

About Me

My name is Jamie Goodall and I am a staff Historian at the U.S. Army Center of Military History.

I am currently working on a book about piracy and privateering in the mid-Atlantic between 1650-1783. I am also revising my dissertation into a monograph. It examines the ways in which taste making and material culture developed in Caribbean islands via informal commercial networks among pirates, smugglers, merchants, government officials, and residents of the seventeenth and eighteenth century Atlantic world. My dissertation is titled “Navigating the Atlantic World: Piracy, Illicit Trade, and the Construction of Commercial Networks, 1650-1791″ and was supervised by Drs. Margaret Newell, John Brooke, and David Staley at The Ohio State University.

I received my B.A. in Archaeology and my M.A. in Public History-Museum Studies from Appalachian State University (Boone, North Carolina) in 2008 and 2010 respectively.  I received my PhD in History (Atlantic World, Military, Early America) in May 2016.

My passions include tattoos, history, teaching, crime novels, sunshine, the ocean, and–of course–pirates. I consider myself a connoisseur of the three B’s: books, booze, and beaches!

Recent Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications:

Pirates: Shipwrecks, Conquests, and Their Lasting Legacies. National Geographic, 2021.

Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay: From the Colonial Era to the Oyster Wars. The History Press, 2020.

Co-author, “Padihershef: The MGH Mummy Who Oversaw Two Centuries of Medicine and Egyptology.” Massachusetts Historical Review 21 (2020): 135-157.

“Pirates, Pubs, and People: Global Alcohol Consumption, 1750-1850” in A Cultural History of Alcohol in the Age of Enlightenment and Revolutions, Forthcoming 2022.

Co-author, “The Good, the Bad, the Toxic: Using Muggle-Borns as a Lens for First-Gen Experience with Mentorship” in Lessons From Hogwarts: Essays on the Pedagogy of Harry Potter, edited by Marcie Rovan and Melissa Wehler, 2020.

“Tippling Houses, Rum Shops, & Taverns: How Alcohol Fueled Informal Commercial Networks and Knowledge Exchange in the West Indies.” Journal of Maritime History18, no. 2 (November 2016): 97-121.

“The Pirate and the Privateer: A Comparative Study of Sir Francis Drake and Sir Henry Morgan.” Greensboro Historical Review Online, 2010


Pirates & Privateers from Long Island Sound to Delaware Bay (tentatively titled), under contract with The History Press.

Selling the Seven Seas: Piracy, Tastemaking, and Consumption in the Early Modern Caribbean, 1650-1790, Under revision.

Other Publications:

“Walking the Plank: The Perils of Online Scholarship.” The Panorama, April 19, 2021,

“The Buccaneers embody Tampa’s love of pirates. Is that a problem?” Made By History, The Washington Post,February 5, 2021,

“Pirates of the American Revolution in the Chesapeake Bay: Joseph Wheland Jr. and the Loyalist Picaroons.” Age of Revolutions, August 24, 2020, 

“The Sea & Me: Using Maritime Sources to Teach American History.” Panorama, September 23, 2019,

Goodall, Jamie L. H. “New Artistic Visions.” In Colonialism to the 21st Century in Western Civilization, edited by Michael Schüring. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, 2016. Gale Researcher Online.

Goodall, Jamie. “Jackson’s Rise to the Presidency: The Elections of 1824 and 1828.” Early 19th Century to Reconstruction in US History, edited by Edward L. Bond, Gale, 2016. Gale ResearcherOnline.

Roberts, Timothy M., and Jamie Goodall. “John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry.” In Early 19th Century to Reconstruction in US History, edited by Edward L. Bond. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, 2016. Gale Researcher Online.

Warshauer, Matthew, and Jamie Goodall. “Andrew Jackson’s Early Life.” In Early 19th Century to Reconstruction in US History, edited by Edward L. Bond. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, 2016. Gale Researcher Online.

Latner, Richard B., and Jamie Goodall. “Andrew Jackson’s Presidency.” In Early 19th Century to Reconstruction in US History, edited by Edward L. Bond. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, 2016. Gale ResearcherOnline.

Television Appearances:

“VMHC Movie Mythbusting–Pirates of the Caribbean.” Virginia Museum of History and Culture, May 11, 2021.

“Coffee with Jamie Goodall.” CBS Baltimore, September 7, 2020.

“Book Talk: Jamie Goodall.” George Washington’s Mount Vernon, June 23, 2020.

“The Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay’ is a Book of Pirate Tales” DelmarvaLife, March 23, 2020.

“Modern Piracy Plaguing the Caribbean” RT America, July 17, 2019.

Podcast Episodes:

“Pirates of the World with Dr. Jamie Goodall – Ep 58.” A Life in Ruins Podcast; May 30, 2021. Available:

“How did sailors become pirates? (Sea of Thieves).” HeyLesson; April 21, 2021. Available:

“Pirates of the Chesapeake with Dr. Jamie Goodall.” Preble Hall; March 15, 2021. Available:

“Bonus Roundtable: Lady Pirates with Jamie Goodall.” HerStory on the Rocks; January 14, 2021. Available:

“Episode 134: Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay Author Dr. Jamie L.H. Goodall.” Shooting the Breeze Sailing Podcast; December 23, 2020. Available: 

“An Epic History of Piracy on the Chesapeake Bay.” WYPR’s On The Record; July 28, 2020. Available:

“#133 History Hack: Pirates AAAAAAR!.” History Hack; June 24, 2020. Available:

“Episode 129: Piracy and Pirates on the Chesapeake Bay with Dr. Jamie Goodall.” PreseveCast; June 9, 2020. Available:

“#89 History Hack: Down the Pub.” History Hack; May 22nd, 2020. Available:

“Sea Control 171–Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay with Dr. Jamie Goodall.” CIMSEC Sea Control; Spring 2020. Available:

“Dr. Jamie Goodall Interview Episode 9.” TheCuriousManPodcast; Spring 2020. Available:

“E29: Pirates! (w/ Dr. Jamie Goodall).” Untenured Tracks Podcast; Spring 2020. Available:

“Jamie L.H. Goodall, ‘Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay: From the Colonial Era to the Oyster Wars.” New Books Network Podcast; Spring 2020. Available:

“Bonus Round Table: Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay with author Dr. Jamie Goodall.” HERstory on the Rocks; Fall 2019. Available:

“Jamie Goodall, Stevenson University.” Working Historians Podcast; November 1, 2019. Available:

“Season #1, Episode #1: Dr. Goodall talks tattoos, tequila, and PIRATES!!! Arrr!!!.” Scholars & Shots Podcast; July 2019. Available:

“Episode #34 Pirates, Public History, and PIRATES! with Jamie Goodall.” The Rogue Historian Podcast; May 5, 2018. Available:


Media Coverage
Country Focus
Caribbean, America
Expertise by Geography
Atlantic, Caribbean, England, France, Netherlands, United States
Expertise by Chronology
17th century, 18th century, Early Modern, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
American Civil War, American Revolution, American Founding Era, Colonialism, Diplomacy, Economic History, Government, Material Culture, Military, Museums, Pedagogy, Public History, Slavery, World War I, World War II