On November 9, 2017, I was honored to give the 30th Annual James Monroe Lecture at the University of Mary Washington sponsored by the James Monroe Museum. I talked about "James Monroe Versus the Spanish American Pirates."

My July 26, 2016, talk, "Gray and Blind in Your Service: George Washington and the Newburgh Conpiracy," given at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon.

My December 10, 2016, talk, "Slave Smuggling Privateers in the Spanish Borderlands: Geopolitics and the Illegal Slave Trade," given at Friends of the Cabildo Symposium held at the Old U.S. Mint, New Orleans.

My Age of Jackson Podcast interview

New Books Network - David Head
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New Books Network Podcast about Privateers of the Americas

Florida Round Table - David Head
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Florida Round Table Radio Show about Privateers of the Americas. Interview in second segment, starting at 10:15.

Florida Frontiers Radio - David Head
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Florida Frontiers interview with Holly Baker about pirates and privateers. Starts at 22:30.

Articles About Me

In one of the stranger things that's happened to me, what I thought was an innocuous tweet turned into an incident with Southwest Airlines and made it into a Philadelphia news website: "Historian Fools Southwest Airlines with Joke About Philly's Yellow Fever Epidemic,", July 21, 1027.


Interview with the St. Augustine Historical Society, May 2017.

Op Ed Articles

"Ranking the presidents is fun but what do historians know?Orlando Sentinel, January 18, 2017.

"George Washington's Road Trip: Trip Tips for Trump," Orlando Sentinel, Nov. 19, 2016.

Jean Lafitte Didn’t Save New Orleans but Added Intrigue to the Battle,” New Orleans Times-Picayune, Jan. 6, 2015.

Honor Kennedy’s Life; Ignore the Conspiracies Theories about His Death,” Mobile Press-Register, The Birmingham News, The Huntsville Times, Nov. 17, 2013.

The U.S. Constitution: Our Rulebook and Symbol,” The Buffalo News, Jan. 16, 2011. 

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