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First Name
Jamie L.H.
Last Name
The U.S. Army Center of Military History
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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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About Me

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

My forthcoming book, The Daring Exploits of Pirate Black Sam Bellamy: From Cape Cod to the Caribbean, will be released by The History Press in July 2023. 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, true crime, 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:

The Daring Exploits of Pirate Black Sam Bellamy: From Cape Cod to the Caribbean. The History Press, 2023.

Pirates and Privateers from Long Island Sound to Delaware Bay. The History Press, 2022.

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 2024.

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


Co-Author, “Queer Counting and Queer Coding: J.K. Rowling, the TERF Wars, and Teaching Students Across the Curriculum about the Complexities in Accounting for Queerness,” in Title TBD, edited by Cecilia Konchar Farr and Nusaiba Imaday.

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

Other Publications:

“These pirates left the Caribbean behind—and stole the biggest booty ever,” National Geographic History Magazine, 7 March 2023,

“Where did pirates spend their booty?” National Geographic History Magazine, 13 December 2022,

“Forget ‘walking the plank.’ Pirate portrayals—from Blackbeard to Captain Kidd—are more fantasy than fact,” National Geographic History Magazine, 3 May 2022,

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

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

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

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

Media Appearances:

Pirates & Privateers: From Long Island Sound to Delaware Bay with Jamie Goodall,” PA Books–PCN, 30 October 2022, available on-demand

“The Golden Age of Pirates featuring Jamie L.H. Goodall, PhD,” Smithsonian Magazine, 16 June 2022.

Contributor, Mysteries from Above, produced by Saloon Media, a Blue Ant Studios company. Cottage Life channel (Canada). Spring 2022.

Consultant, World of Flavor with Big Moe Cason, Season 1, episode 4, “Bahamas Barbecue,” produced by Hit + Run, aired 14 August 2022, on National Geographic.

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

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

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

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

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

Presenter, “Gender and 1960s Activism,” Lectures in American History on C-SPAN, 1 April 2019.

Select Podcast Episodes:

“Episode 25: Blackbeard the Pirate and Cutthroat Island Comparison with Dr. Jamie Goodall,” The Sociologist’s Dojo, 29 November 2022,

“The Golden Age of Piracy,” The Mariner’s Mirror, 24 August 2022,

“Episode 201: The Art of Piracy,” Imaginary Worlds, 22 June 2022,

“Pirates and Privateers from Long Island Sound to Delaware Bay with Dr. Jamie L.H. Goodall–Ep 113,” A Life in Ruins Podcast, 20 June 2022,

“Most Significant Naval Event,” The Napoleonicist, 25 October 2021,

“THE PIRATE Ching Shih,” What’sHerName Podcast, 11 October 2021,

“Pirates—with Jamie Goodall,” The Napoloeonicist, 6 October 2021,

“Talk Like a Pirate Day is a Lie, and Other Piratey Things,” Ocean Science Radio, 23 September 2021,

“Episode 12: The Pirates of the Caribbean Franchise with Dr. Jamie Goodall,” The Sociologist’s Dojo, 19 September 2021,

“Pirates 1: Introduction to Pirates,” SweetBitter Podcast: The Untold History of Pirates, 2 September 2021,

“Avast me hearties! Piracy and Archaeology–Ep 18,” Archaeology After Dark, 27 August 2021,

“Chesapeake Bay Pirates & the 19th Century Oyster Wars–Ep 12,” Unsung History, 23 August 2021,

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

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

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

“Pirates! With Jamie Goodall,” Mainely History, 12 February 2021,

“Bonus Roundtable: Lady Pirates with Jamie Goodall,” HERstory on the Rocks, 14 January 2021,

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

“Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay,” Dan Snow’s History Hit, 28 August 2020,

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

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

“#89 History Hack: Down the Pub,” History Hack, 22 May 2020,

“Bonus Round Table: Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay with author Dr. Jamie Goodall,” HERstory on the Rocks, 18 February 2020,

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

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