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

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1st American ed.

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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Geneva Public Library 306.3 MIL (Text)
Second Floor Nonfiction
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1001 . ‡aMilton, Giles.
24510. ‡aWhite gold : ‡bthe extraordinary story of Thomas Pellow and Islam's one million white slaves / ‡cGiles Milton.
250 . ‡a1st American ed.
260 . ‡aNew York : ‡bFarrar, Straus and Giroux, ‡c2005.
300 . ‡axii, 316 p., [16] p. of plates : ‡bill., maps ; ‡c24 cm.
504 . ‡aIncludes bibliographical references (p. [281]-299) and index.
520 . ‡aThis 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.
60010. ‡aPellow, Thomas, ‡db. 1704.
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651 0. ‡aMorocco ‡xHistory ‡y1516-1830.
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