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The narrative of Robert Adams, a barbary captive

Author: Robert Adams, (Sailor); Charles Hansford Adams
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"First published in London in 1816, The Narrative of Robert Adams is an account of the adventures of Robert Adams, an African American seaman who survives shipwreck, slavery, and brutal efforts to convert him to Islam, before finally being ransomed to the British consul. In London, Adams is discovered by the Company of Merchants Trading to Africa, which publishes his story, including a fantastical account of a trip  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Quelle
Named Person: Robert Adams, (Sailor); Robert Adams, (Sailor)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Adams, (Sailor); Charles Hansford Adams
ISBN: 9780521842846 0521842840 9780521603737 0521603730
OCLC Number: 57577347
Notes: Originally published as: A narrative of Robert Adams, a sailor who was wrecked on the western coast of Africa, in the year 1810. London : J. Murray, 1816.
Description: lxvi, 190 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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).
Other Titles: Narrative of Robert Adams, a sailor who was wrecked on the western coast of Africa, in the year 1810
Responsibility: edited by Charles Hansford Adams.
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First published in London in 1816, The Narrative of Robert Adams is the story of the adventures of African American seaman Robert Adams. Adams's story is accompanied by contemporary essays as well as  Read more...

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