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Captain Edward Thatch: A Brief Analysis of the Primary Source Documents Concerning the Notorious Blackbeard

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When it comes to Blackbeard, Moore’s examination of documents compiled over the centuries reveal the task of truth-finding’s complexity. This comes from the lure of the myth as much as the mixture of facts and falsehoods since 1716, the date of the earliest known source mentioning Captain Edward Thatch.