American Slaves and African Masters: Algiers and the Western Sahara, 1776-1820 Christine E. Sears

ISBN: 9781137268662

Published: September 18th 2012

Hardcover

250 pages


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American Slaves and African Masters: Algiers and the Western Sahara, 1776-1820  by  Christine E. Sears

American Slaves and African Masters: Algiers and the Western Sahara, 1776-1820 by Christine E. Sears
September 18th 2012 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 250 pages | ISBN: 9781137268662 | 7.32 Mb

Whether by falling prey to Algerian corsairs or crashing onto the desert shores of Western Sahara, a handful of Americans in the first years of the Republic found themselves enslaved in a system that differed so markedly from nineteenth century U.S.MoreWhether by falling prey to Algerian corsairs or crashing onto the desert shores of Western Sahara, a handful of Americans in the first years of the Republic found themselves enslaved in a system that differed so markedly from nineteenth century U.S.

slavery that some contemporaries and modern scholars hesitate to categorize their experiences as slavery. Sears uses a comparative approach, placing African enslavement of Americans and Europeans in the context of Mediterranean and Ottoman slaveries, while individually investigating the system of slavery in Algiers and Western Sahara.

This work illuminates the commonalities and peculiarities of these slaveries, while contributing to a growing body of literature that showcases the flexibility of slavery as an institution.



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