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Daphne Palmer Geanacopoulos with The Pirate’s Wife: The Remarkable True Story of Sarah Kidd
Thursday, April 20, 6–7 p.m. ET
Presented by American Inspiration Author Series
Based on a trove of original documents, "The Pirate’s Wife" reveals remarkable insights into The Golden Age of Piracy and offers a fascinating female-centered view of a time in history typically oriented around the accomplishments of men.
Writing in a lively, conversational tone, historian and journalist Dr. Daphne Palmer Geanacopoulos brings to life Sarah Kidd (1670-1744). With her husband, Captain William Kidd, she lived in New York, at a time the American colonies were a pirate haven. He was one of the most notorious pirates to prowl the seas. In addition to a pirate’s wife, Sarah was a mother, merchant, and socialite; she was also key to Kidd’s fight for his life as he was accused of piracy. With him, she was initially arrested and jailed. For a time, she too was a fugitive and international outlaw. Don’t miss hearing the dramatic story of Sarah Kidd and this cinematic, impeccably researched work of narrative nonfiction, The Pirate’s Wife.
Dr. Daphne Palmer Geanacopoulos is a historian, journalist, and author of The Pirate Next Door: The Untold Story of Eighteenth-Century Pirates’ Wives, Families and Communities. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Southern Living, Virginia Business, and other outlets. For the last fifteen years she has conducted extensive original research on pirates and their wives in archives in London, Washington, New York, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. She has dedicated her career to shining light on the stories of such forgotten women as Sarah Kidd.