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Uncle Sam in Barbary : a diplomatic history

Author: Richard B Parker
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2004.
Series: ADST-DACOR diplomats and diplomacy series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of America's first hostage crisis, which began in 1785 with the capture of two American ships off the coast of Portugal, including intriguing details of the diplomacy mobilized to address  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard B Parker
ISBN: 0813026962 9780813026961
OCLC Number: 52587606
Notes: "An ADST-DACOR diplomats and diplomacy book."
Description: xxviii, 285 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Algiers --
The Deys --
First steps --
The crisis begins --
Things get worse: the Mathurins, John Paul Jones, Barclay, Humphreys, and the Portuguese truce --
Negotiations at last --
Money problems --
Tripoli, Tunis, and Morocco --
Relevance --
Return of the natives.
Series Title: ADST-DACOR diplomats and diplomacy series.
Responsibility: Richard B. Parker.

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