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Author Goodin, Brett, 1987- author.

Title From Captives to Consuls Three Sailors in Barbary and Their Self-Making across the Early American Republic, 1770-1840 / Brett Goodin
Published Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020
Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 0000
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Description 1 online resource (pages cm)
Series Studies in early American economy and society from the Library Company of Philadelphia
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Contents Opportunities of empire -- Farmers, privateers, and prisoners of the Revolution -- Diaries of Barbary Orientalism and American masculinity in Algiers -- Captivity by correspondence -- From captives to consuls and coup-makers -- Accidentially useful and interesting to the world -- Sailing the inland sea
Summary "This book explores how three white American sailors who lived in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries (Richard O'Brien, James Cathcart, and James Riley) turned their experiences of captivity in the Barbary States of North Africa into modest upward mobility in the form of diplomatic careers; their bids for betterment reflect important commercial, ideological, and diplomatic developments of the early American republic at a time when it began expanding westward"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Cathcart, James L. (James Leander), 1767-1843
O'Brien, Richard, approximately 1758-1824
Riley, James, 1777-1840
Diplomats -- United States -- Biography.
National characteristics, American -- History.
Prisoners of war (Islamic law) -- Algeria -- Biography
Prisoners of war (Islamic law) -- United States -- Biography
Diplomatic relations.
National characteristics, American.
Prisoners of war (Islamic law)
Africa, North -- Foreign relations -- United States
United States -- Foreign relations -- Africa, North
United States -- History -- Tripolitan War, 1801-1805.
North Africa.
United States.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Form Electronic book
Author Project Muse. distributor.
LC no. 2019056151
ISBN 1421438984