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Virtual: An Evening with Historian Daphne Geanacopoulos, Author of The Pirate’s Wife

Presented by Hudson Library & Historical Society at Online/Virtual Space

Jan 09 2023
Virtual: An Evening with Historian Daphne Geanacopoulos, Author of The Pirate’s Wife

Join the Hudson Library & Historical Society on Monday, January 9 at 7 p.m. for a live, virtual streaming event with historian and journalist Daphne Geanacopoulos, who will discuss her newest book, The Pirate’s Wife.

Captain Kidd was one of the most notorious pirates to ever prowl the seas. But few know that Kidd had an accomplice, a behind-the-scenes player who enabled his plundering and helped him outpace his enemies. Join the Hudson Library & Historical Society on Monday, January 9 at 7 p.m. for a live, virtual streaming event with historian and journalist Daphne Geanacopoulos, who will discuss her newest book, The Pirate’s Wife: The Remarkable True Story of Sarah Kidd.

Twice widowed by twenty-one and operating within the strictures of polite society in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century New York, Sarah Kidd secretly aided and abetted her husband, fighting alongside him against his accusers. More remarkable still was that Sarah not only survived the tragedy wrought by her infamous husband’s deeds, but went on to live a successful and productive life as one of New York’s most prominent citizens. Geanacopoulos reconstructs the extraordinary life of Sarah Kidd, uncovering a rare example of

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