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Rare Book Video – The Trial of Captain William Kidd for Murder and Piracy

The third installment of our Rare Book Video series focuses on an item that is included as an entry in our Piracy Trials collection on Law.gov–The Arraignment, tryal, and condemnation of Captain William Kidd, for murther and piracy, upon six several indictments, at the Admiralty-Sessions, held by His Majesty’s commission at the Old-Baily, on Thursday the 8th. and Friday the 9th. of May, 1701. Researchers can find publication information for this piracy trial in the Library of Congress catalog.

Those readers who were able to attend the “Trials in History” presentation at the 18th Annual National Book Festival might recognize this item, as this video is adapted from the “Captain William Kidd” section of that presentation.

Please leave a comment if there are other items in our rare book vault that you would like to see featured in a video.

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