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Author Sears, Christine E., 1969-
Title American slaves and African masters [electronic resource] : Algiers and the Western Sahara, 1776-1820 / by Christine E. Sears
Imprint New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
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Note Remembering the 'Horror of Mahometan Vassalage:' -- 'This World if full of Vicissitudes' -- PART I: ALGIERS -- 'Far Distant From our Country, Families Friends and Connections': American Slaves in Ottoman Algiers -- 'Once a Citizen of the United States of America, but at Present the Most Miserable Slave': Americans and Slave Community -- 'American Livestock, Now Slaves in Algiers': Elite Slaves in Ottoman Algiers -- 'We Set No Great Value Upon Money': A Slave Economy -- PART II: WESTERN SAHARA -- 'Sons of Sorrow': American Slaves in the Western Sahara -- 'Clear the Country of All You Christian Dogs': The Business of Redemption -- A Different Kind of Slavery
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. 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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Link Print version: Sears, Christine E., 1969- American slaves and African masters. New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012 9781137268662 (DLC) 2012028028 (OCoLC)783144375
Subject Slavery -- Algeria -- Algiers -- History -- 18th century
Slavery -- Algeria -- Algiers -- History -- 19th century
Slavery -- Western Sahara -- History -- 18th century
Slavery -- Western Sahara -- History -- 19th century
Slaves -- Algeria -- Algiers -- History
Slaves -- Western Sahara -- History
Americans -- Algeria -- Algiers -- History
Americans -- Western Sahara -- History
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Slavery bisacsh
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