Download PDF by C. Sears: American Slaves and African Masters: Algiers and the Western

By C. Sears

no matter if through falling prey to Algerian corsairs or crashing onto the desolate tract shorelines of Western Sahara, a handful of usa citizens within the first years of the Republic came upon themselves enslaved in a process that differed so markedly from 19th century U.S. slavery that a few contemporaries and smooth students hesitate to categorize their stories as 'slavery.' Sears makes use of a comparative strategy, putting African enslavement of usa citizens and Europeans within the context of Mediterranean and Ottoman slaveries, whereas separately investigating the approach of slavery in Algiers and Western Sahara. This paintings illuminates the commonalities and peculiarities of those slaveries, whereas contributing to a starting to be physique of literature that showcases the flexibleness of slavery as an institution.

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