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    Sexual Violence and a Woman on the Internet

    “I hope you get gang raped by a bunch of pirates. Eat d**k and die.” Just one of countless messages I received threatening physical or sexual violence. TW: Sexual Violence. On February 5, 2021 I published an article with the Washington Post’s Made by History perspectives column. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were about to face off with the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. As a scholar and historian of piracy, I found an opportunity to connect my historical research with a current events moment. The piece was simple. First, I would provide…

  • Front Cover: Pirates

    National Geographic: Pirates & Shipwrecks!

    It’s finally real! My bookazine with National Geographic on pirates and shipwrecks is available for pre-order on Amazon and will be in local grocery stores, book stores, convenience stores, drug stores, and even Wal-Mart and Target on April 23, 2021.…

  • Scholarship

    Smuggling of Medical Supplies in American History

    After weeks of the Federal government telling states they were on their own when it comes to obtaining personal protective equipment (PPE) only to then seize those shipments, local officials are taking extreme measures to secure PPE for their healthcare workers, including…

  • Hello January

    Goals for 2020

    Yes, I know it’s still technically December. But bear with me. This is my fifth year using the Cultivate What Matters Powersheets for goal setting. Some years I’ve been better about focusing on my goals and using my Powersheets than…