Sufferings in Africa Lib/E: Captain Riley's Narrative (Compact Disc)

Sufferings in Africa Lib/E: Captain Riley's Narrative By James Riley, Brian Emerson (Read by) Cover Image
By James Riley, Brian Emerson (Read by)
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In this classic true adventure story, a young American sea captain named James Riley, shipwrecked off the western coast of North Africa in 1815, is captured by a band of nomadic Arabs and sold into slavery. Thus begins an epic adventure of survival and a quest for freedom that takes him across the Sahara desert.

This dramatic account of Captain Riley's trials and sufferings sold more than one million copies in his day and was even read by a young and impressionable Abraham Lincoln. The degradations of a slave existence and the courage to survive under the most harrowing conditions have rarely been recorded with such painful honesty.

Sufferings in Africa is a classic travel-adventure narrative and a fascinating testament of white Americans enslaved abroad, during a time when slavery flourished throughout the United States.



Product Details
ISBN: 9780786196289
ISBN-10: 0786196289
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Publication Date: December 1st, 2001
Language: English