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The Narrative of Robert Adams, a Barbary Captive: A Critical Edition
     

The Narrative of Robert Adams, a Barbary Captive: A Critical Edition

by Robert Adams
 

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ISBN-10: 0521603730

ISBN-13: 9780521603737

Pub. Date: 08/31/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Originally published in London in 1816, The Narrative of Robert Adams is an account of the adventures of an African American seaman who survives shipwreck, slavery, and brutal efforts to convert him to Islam, before being ransomed to the British consul. Robert Adams's story is accompanied by contemporary essays and notes ranking his experience in the context of

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Originally published in London in 1816, The Narrative of Robert Adams is an account of the adventures of an African American seaman who survives shipwreck, slavery, and brutal efforts to convert him to Islam, before being ransomed to the British consul. Robert Adams's story is accompanied by contemporary essays and notes ranking his experience in the context of African exploration at the time. The book's introduction examines Adams's contemporary credibility in relation to literary genres of the slave narrative and the Barbary Captivity narrative.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521603737
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/31/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

1. Preface; 2. Bibliography; 3. Acknowledgments; 4. The Narrative of Robert Adams; 5. Interior of Africa (North American Review, May 1817); 6. Article IX. The Narrative of Robert Adams: a review essay by Jared Sparks (North American Review, July 1817).

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