New PDF release: American Slaves and African Masters: Algiers and the Western

By C. Sears

even if by way of falling prey to Algerian corsairs or crashing onto the wasteland seashores of Western Sahara, a handful of usa citizens within the first years of the Republic chanced on themselves enslaved in a approach that differed so markedly from 19th century U.S. slavery that a few contemporaries and glossy students hesitate to categorize their stories as 'slavery.' Sears makes use of a comparative method, putting African enslavement of american citizens and Europeans within the context of Mediterranean and Ottoman slaveries, whereas separately investigating the process of slavery in Algiers and Western Sahara. This paintings illuminates the commonalities and peculiarities of those slaveries, whereas contributing to a becoming physique of literature that showcases the pliability of slavery as an institution.

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