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The Resource White gold : the extraordinary story of Thomas Pellow and Islam's one million white slaves, Giles Milton

White gold : the extraordinary story of Thomas Pellow and Islam's one million white slaves, Giles Milton

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White gold : the extraordinary story of Thomas Pellow and Islam's one million white slaves
Title
White gold
Title remainder
the extraordinary story of Thomas Pellow and Islam's one million white slaves
Statement of responsibility
Giles Milton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book reveals a disturbing and long forgotten chapter of history. In 1716, a Cornish cabin boy named Thomas Pellow and 51 comrades were captured at sea by the Barbary corsairs. Their captors--a network of Muslim slave traders--had declared war on Christendom. Thousands had been snatched from their homes in France, Spain, England and Italy and taken in chains to the great slave markets of Algiers, Tunis and Sal* in Morocco. Pellow and his shipmates were bought by the tyrannical sultan of Morocco, who was constructing a palace of such grandeur that it would surpass every other building in the world, built entirely by Christian slave labor. Resourceful, resilient, and quick-thinking, Pellow was selected by the sultan for special treatment, and was one of the fortunate few who survived to tell his tale.--From publisher description
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DLC
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Milton, Giles
Dewey number
306.3/62/0964
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HT1346
LC item number
.M55 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Pellow, Thomas
  • Slavery
  • Morocco
  • Great Britain
  • Morocco
Label
White gold : the extraordinary story of Thomas Pellow and Islam's one million white slaves, Giles Milton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [281]-304) and index
Control code
ocm56941892
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st American ed., 2005.
Extent
xii, 316 p.
Isbn
9780374289355
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004026427
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
White gold : the extraordinary story of Thomas Pellow and Islam's one million white slaves, Giles Milton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [281]-304) and index
Control code
ocm56941892
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st American ed., 2005.
Extent
xii, 316 p.
Isbn
9780374289355
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004026427
Other physical details
ill., maps

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