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The Narrative of Robert Adams, a Barbary Captive: A Critical Edition

The Narrative of Robert Adams, a Barbary Captive: A Critical Edition

by Robert Adams, Charles AdamsRobert Adams
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Originally published in London in 1816, The Narrative of Robert Adams is an account of the adventures of an African American seaman who survives shipwreck, slavery, and brutal efforts to convert him to Islam, before being ransomed to the British consul. Robert Adams's story is accompanied by contemporary essays and notes ranking his experience in the context of African exploration at the time. The book's introduction examines Adams's contemporary credibility in relation to literary genres of the slave narrative and the Barbary Captivity narrative.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521603737
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/31/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Charles Hansford Adams is Associate Professor of English at the University of Arkansas where he acts as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and International Programs. He is the author of The Guardian of the Law: Authority and Identity in James Fenimore Cooper(1991). His essays have appeared in The Kenyon Review, Southern Quarterly, American Studies, Western American Literature, and numerous collections.

Table of 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).

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