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The Resource Horrors of slavery, or, the American tars in Tripoli, William Ray ; edited and with an introduction by Hester Blum

Horrors of slavery, or, the American tars in Tripoli, William Ray ; edited and with an introduction by Hester Blum

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Horrors of slavery, or, the American tars in Tripoli
Title
Horrors of slavery, or, the American tars in Tripoli
Statement of responsibility
William Ray ; edited and with an introduction by Hester Blum
Title variation
  • Horrors of slavery
  • American tars in Tripoli
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Language
eng
Summary
Barbary pirates in Africa targeted sailors for centuries, often taking slaves and demanding ransoms in exchange. First published in 1808, Horrors of Slavery is the tale of one such sailor, captured during the United Statess first military encounter with the Islamic world, the Tripolitan War. William Ray, along with three hundred crewmates, spent nineteen months in captivity after his ship, the Philadelphia, ran aground in the harbor of Tripoli. Imprisoned, Ray witnessedand chronicledmany of the key moments of the military engagement. In addition to offering a compelling history of a little-
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Horrors of slavery, or, the American tars in Tripoli, William Ray ; edited and with an introduction by Hester Blum
Label
Horrors of slavery, or, the American tars in Tripoli, William Ray ; edited and with an introduction by Hester Blum
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt5hj2f4
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-202)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introductory remarks -- Commencement of service -- A sketch of biography -- Suicide attempted -- Embarkation-celebration of independence-exemplary punishment, & c -- A voyage -- Exercising ship -- Remarks on Dr. Cowdery's journal -- A petition -- Commodore Preble's engagement with the Tripolitans -- Elegy -- Description of the place -- Manners, customs, &c. of the Tripolitans -- Public transactions of the United States with the regency of Tripoli; including General Eaton's expedition -- Sketch of General Eaton's expedition -- Return home
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1 online resource (xxxv, 202 pages).
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Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813545677
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Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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