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

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

Charles Hansford Adams

Published October 1st 2005
ISBN : 9780521842846
Hardcover
190 pages
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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 BritishMoreOriginally 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 Adamss story is accompanied by contemporary essays and notes ranking his experience in the context of African exploration at the time. The books introduction examines Adamss contemporary credibility in relation to literary genres of the slave narrative and the Barbary Captivity narrative.