Douglas R. Burgess, Jr. photoDouglas R. Burgess Jr. is a jurist and historian. His numerous published works have examined the legal linkages between piracy and organized terrorism, the use of the trial to establish dominant historical narratives, and the development of a distinctly American criminal jurisprudence in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Dr. Burgess is a professor of history at Yeshiva University and an affiliated instructor at the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law in New York City. He and his husband recently restored a 175-year-old Hudson Valley home, which they share with their excessively friendly Labrador, Makhni.


Books by Douglas R. Burgess, Jr.