Narratives of Barbary Captivity: Recollections of James Leander Cathcart, Jonathan Cowdery, and William Ray. Robert J. Allison.

Narratives of Barbary Captivity: Recollections of James Leander Cathcart, Jonathan Cowdery, and William Ray

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, 2007. Hard Cover. 16mo. Fine / No Jacket. Item #007093

The Lakeside classics. Full green cloth. Geometric endpapers. T.E.G. lxiii, 322 pp., [2]. Colour illustrations in text. Fine condition. A collection of three captivity narratives from sailors who faced imprisonment at the hands of the pirates from the Barbary states (the African nations of Algiers, Tripoli, Tunis, and Morocco) who preyed upon shipping in the Mediterranean Sea, in the period after American Independence when the United States had lost the protection of the Royal Navy and had little naval power of their own.

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