Dear readers, as many of you know, I was fortunate enough to have my first professional article published in a peer-reviewed, academic History journal last July. That article is called “Between Swamp and Sea: Bahamian Visitors in Southeast Florida before Miami,” and it can be ordered through the website of the Florida Historical Quarterly. Now, one of my friends and colleagues, David Fictum, has been kind enough to write a short review of my article for his blog Colonies, Ships, and Pirates. Many thanks to David.

David is an historian of piracy who holds degrees from Gettysburg College and the Graduate Program in Maritime Studies at East Carolina University. As he states on the “About the Author” page of his website, his work focuses on the “Atlantic World in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, with specialties in Maritime History and Pirate History.” Please feel free to check out his review of my article and inquire with the FHQ about obtaining a copy of the article for your own reading. Eventually, the article will be available through virtual databases like WorldCat. Also, please check out the rest of David’s blog, which features great work on piracy for both lay readers and professionals. In particular, his “Recommended Books on Pirate History” offers a strong, concise breakdown of major works in the field.

As always, thanks for your support.