☆ White Gold: The Extraordinary Story of Thomas Pellow and Islam's One Million White Slaves Þ Download by ✓ Giles Milton
☆ White Gold: The Extraordinary Story of Thomas Pellow and Islam's One Million White Slaves Þ Download by ✓ Giles Milton Good Having one of our ancestors as the main character in this book made it all the special Thank you
great book about a historical fact that should be required reading for everyone about to visit and admire Morocco Informative book It should be read by everyone White slavery Never heard of it.
Thanks for the book
I only stumbled onto this via House of Tears, and from that the brief chapter on the tale of Thomas Pellow Another good source if this one tickles your fancy.
In any case, although the book is far from perfect, they re starting from a great source This tale would seem unreal if it had any glimmer of romance to it, but Milton manages to portray Pellow s life without getting sucked into glamourizing what must have been a largely bitter existence Equally, he manages deftly, I think, the contradiction of european slave trading prior to and throughout This is a fascinating read about the slaves taken by the Barbary pirates and in particular the story of Thomas Pellow, who was seized as a child and kept as a slave for 23 years He left a very detailed account of his experiences which the author retells in a compelling and very highly readable tale.
The front cover is a little misleading, by the way, as the plight of female slaves is only occasionally mentioned.
This is one of the most interesting and I ll say it again readable history books I have read for ages And it even has its own arch villain, the megalomaniac sultan, Moulay Ismail, who forced his wives to pull him round in a chariot and whose favourite party trick was to behead the slave who was helping h The True Story Of White European Slaves In Eighteenth Century Algiers, Tunis, And MoroccoIn The Summer Of , A Cornish Cabin Boy Named Thomas Pellow And Fifty One Of His Comrades Were Captured At Sea By The Barbary Corsairs Their Captors Ali Hakem And His Network Of Islamic Slave Traders Had Declared War On The Whole Of Christendom France, Spain, England And Italy Had Suffered A Series Of Devastating Attacks Thousands Of Europeans Had Been Snatched From Their Homes 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, Moulay Ismail, Who Was Constructing An Imperial Palace Of Such Scale And Grandeur That It Would Surpass Every Other Building In The World, A Palace Built Entirely By Christian Slave LaborResourceful, Resilient, And Quick Thinking, Pellow Was Selected By Moulay Ismail For Special Treatment, And Was One Of The Fortunate Few Who Survived To Tell His TaleAn Extraordinary And Shocking Story, Drawn From Unpublished Letters And Manuscripts Written By Slaves And By The Padres And Ambassadors Sent To Free Them, White Gold Reveals A Disturbing And Long Forgotten Chapter Of History I think Giles Milton has to be one of our best historians along with Max Hastings although from what I ve read from both they focus on different era s in our nations past Having read Giles Nathanuels Nutmeg and Big Chief Elizabeth I knew I would be reading a well researched and factual account of this much hidden part of our nations history Giles does not fail in his efforts to bring to life the horror of the time As my title states the subject matter is not taught in our schools and as far as I can remember it never has been I suspect this is down to political correctness but it is worth noting that in the 16th and early 17th century there were white european slaves in Africa than there were black slaves in the new world, Th