Horrors of slavery: Or, the American Tars in Tripoli

William Ray, Hester Maureen Blum

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Abstract

First published in 1808, Horrors of Slavery is the tale of a sailor, captured during the United States's 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 witnessed-and chronicled-many of the key moments of the military engagement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherRutgers University Press
Number of pages202
ISBN (Print)9780813544120
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008

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Slavery
Military
Sailors
Harbors
Ship
Islamic World

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Ray, William ; Blum, Hester Maureen. / Horrors of slavery : Or, the American Tars in Tripoli. Rutgers University Press, 2008. 202 p.
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