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The Resource White slaves, African masters : an anthology of American Barbary captivity narratives, edited and with an introduction by Paul Baepler

White slaves, African masters : an anthology of American Barbary captivity narratives, edited and with an introduction by Paul Baepler

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White slaves, African masters : an anthology of American Barbary captivity narratives
Title
White slaves, African masters
Title remainder
an anthology of American Barbary captivity narratives
Statement of responsibility
edited and with an introduction by Paul Baepler
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
"Some of the most popular stories in nineteenth-century America were sensational tales of whites captured and enslaved in North Africa. White Slaves, African Masters for the first time gathers together a selection of these Barbary captivity narratives, which significantly influenced early American attitudes toward race, slavery, and nationalism. Though Barbary privateers began to seize North American colonists as early as 1625, Barbary captivity narratives did not begin to flourish until after the American Revolution. During these years, stories of Barbary captivity forced the U.S. government to pay humiliating tributes to African rulers, stimulated the drive to create the U.S. Navy, and brought on America's first post-revolutionary war. These tales also were used both to justify and to vilify slavery. The accounts collected here range from the 1798 tale of John Foss, who was ransomed by Thomas Jefferson's administration for tribute totaling a sixth of the annual federal budget, to the story of Ion Perdicaris, whose (probably staged) abduction in Tangier in 1904 prompted Theodore Roosevelt to send warships to Morocco and inspired the 1975 film The Wind and the Lion. Also included is the unusual story of Robert Adams, a light-skinned African American who was abducted by Arabs and used by them to hunt negro slaves; captured by black villagers who presumed he was white; then was sold back to a group of Arabs, from whom he was ransomed by a British diplomat"--Publisher
Action
committed to retain
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 305.5/67/092261
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HT1345
LC item number
.W47 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
White slaves, African masters : an anthology of American Barbary captivity narratives, edited and with an introduction by Paul Baepler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • American captives in Tripoli
  • Jonathan Cowdery
  • Horrors of slavery
  • William Ray
  • The narrative of Robert Adams
  • Robert Adams
  • An authentic narrative
  • Eliza Bradley
  • In Raissuli's hands
  • Ion H. Perdicaris
  • The glory of goodness
  • Cotton Mather
  • A journal, of the captivity and sufferings of John Foss
  • John D. Foss
  • The captives, eleven years in Algiers
  • James Leander Cathcart
  • History of the captivity and sufferings of Mrs. Maria Martin
  • Maria Martin
Control code
ocm39739709
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 310 pages
Isbn
9780226034034
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
98040368
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)39739709
Label
White slaves, African masters : an anthology of American Barbary captivity narratives, edited and with an introduction by Paul Baepler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • American captives in Tripoli
  • Jonathan Cowdery
  • Horrors of slavery
  • William Ray
  • The narrative of Robert Adams
  • Robert Adams
  • An authentic narrative
  • Eliza Bradley
  • In Raissuli's hands
  • Ion H. Perdicaris
  • The glory of goodness
  • Cotton Mather
  • A journal, of the captivity and sufferings of John Foss
  • John D. Foss
  • The captives, eleven years in Algiers
  • James Leander Cathcart
  • History of the captivity and sufferings of Mrs. Maria Martin
  • Maria Martin
Control code
ocm39739709
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 310 pages
Isbn
9780226034034
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
98040368
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)39739709

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