TITLE

The Many Deaths of Captain Kidd

AUTHOR(S)
Simon, Rebecca
PUB. DATE
July 2015
SOURCE
History Today;Jul2015, Vol. 65 Issue 7, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the seventeenth-century British pirate known as Captain William Kidd. It considers his career as a privateer; provides an account of his arrest, trial, and execution; and explores references to Kidd and his treasure in popular culture including the 1724 book " A General History of the Pyrates" by Captain Johnson, the excavation of a silver bar attributed to Kidd's treasure off the coast of Madagascar, and the 1950s hoax of a treasure map identifying the treasure in the South China Seas region.
ACCESSION #
103235321

 

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