A Washington Post writer of tales, decided t' post an tale about how we shouldn't romanticize pirates. Th' poor dear be ridden wit' pirate poison.

Th' Super B game (we aren't allowed t' use th' proper name because of its trademark), apparently had a crew called th' Buccaneers. 'n that brought out all th' fun lovin' crazy scallywags, includin' Wench Jamie L.H. Goodall. Now bein' th' curious type, I looked fer a picture o' th' fun scuttlin' wench. I wanted t' see wha' th' poppet looked like that would throw cold gatorade on such a time-honored event.

Her reason' included this statement, "Yet, while this celebration of piracy seems like innocent fun and pride in a local culture, there is danger in romanticizing ruthless cutthroats who created a crisis in world trade when they captured and plundered thousands of ships on Atlantic trade routes between the Americas, Africa and Great Britain. Why? Because it takes these murderous thieves who did terrible things — like locking women and children in a burning church — and makes them a symbol of freedom and adventure, erasing their wicked deeds from historical memory. These were men (and women) who willingly participated in murder, torture and the brutal enslavement of Africans and Indigenous peoples."

Thar she be wit' her tattoos, o' which I neither endorse nor condemn fer her, But it looks like she be "romanticizin' th' ruthless cutthroats who created a crisis in world trade when they captured 'n plundered thousands o' ships on Atlantic trade routes between th' Americas, Africa 'n Great Britain. They be lootin' an' these murderous thieves who did terrible thin's â like lockin' wenches 'n sprogs in a burnin' church â 'n makes them a symbol o' freedom 'n adventure, erasin' thar wicked deeds from historical memory. These were scallywags ('n wenches) who willingly participated in murder, torture 'n th' brutal enslavement o' Africans 'n Indigenous peoples."

She says about herself, albeit usin' th' kin's English, "Me name be Jamie Goodall 'n I be a staff historian at th' U.S. Army Center o' Military History in Washington, D.C.

Formerly I was Assistant Professor o' History at Stevenson University in Baltimore, Maryland where I taught courses on a wide variety o' historical subjects, includin' American 'n World History surveys, Intro t' Public History, 'n Pirates o' th' Caribbean among many others.


I wear many hats. I taught American History courses at Th' Ohio State University while earnin' th' PhD. I also 'ave experience teachin' post-1945 World History, which I did in me short tenure as a Visitin' Professor at DeVry University 'n at Southern New Hampshire University. 'n fer four years I taught undergraduate history courses o' all kinds at Stevenson University in Baltimore, MD. Me experience includes online teachin', th' classroom environment, 'n hybrid-learnin' that combines th' two. I also volunteer fer th' crew GlobalMaritimeHistory.com.

Additionally, I 'ave helped MarineLives.org wit' transcriptions o' th' High Court o' Admiralty logs as part o' a massive digitization effort. Me other professional development includes servin' as a freelance editor/academic consultant fer McGraw-Hill Education, contributor t' th' online textbook Th' American Yawp, subject matter expert fer Cengage Learnin', 'n as a judge fer th' Maryland State finals o' th' American Legion Oratorical Scholarship Contest. I 'ave published book reviews fer various organizations 'n a digital exhibition review fer HASTAC.

Yeâ'll often find me presentin' me work at regional, national, 'n international conferences. Past presentations include th' 38th Annual Economic 'n Business History Society Conference, 2013 Mid-Atlantic Conference on British Studies, th' 17th Annual Omohundro Institute o' Early American History & Culture Conference, New York University Atlantic Workshop, 'n 49thAnnual Association o' Caribbean Historians Meetin', among others.

I 'ave been interviewed fer Th' Rogue Historian podcast (â Episode #34 Pirates, Public History, 'n PIRATES! Wit' Jamie Goodallâ), gave an invited lecture (â From Gold t' Glass: Pirates as Tastemakers in th' Early Modern Caribbeanâ) fer Bryn Mawrâs History Department lecture series, 'n I 'ave been invited t' give a community natter on piracy 'n public history at Coastal Carolina University."

Ladies 'n gentlemen don't argue wit' her, she's th' educated beauty an' who aren't t' argue wit' th' smart wench. Nah me, I be jus' a poor writer who observes 'n then writes about wha' I see. Unlike this wench who has sailed th' 7 seas t' natter about pirates.

(thanks fer th' help Pirate Monkeyness, th' online Pirate Translator fer yer help i writin' this tale.)

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