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Imony of a Cornish cabin boy named Thomas Pellow Giles Milton vividly reconstructs a disturbing little known chapter of history Pellow was bought by the tyrannical sultan of Morocco who was constructing an imperial pleasure palace of enormous scale and grandeur built entirely by Christian slave labour As his personal. Until reading Giles Milton s book I hadn t realised the extent of White Slave Trade in 18th century Europe and AmericaMoroccan pirates or Corairs were regularly both captury vessels at sea and selling their crews and passengers into slavery or carrying out raids on England s South West coast and kidnapping men women and children for this lucrative tradeThe slaves were treated with great brutality and many died in captivity their only hope of improving their situation was to convert to Islamhowever this made them outcasts and illegiable for ransom by their governmentsRansom was rare as most governments including the Britsh seemed reluctant to intervene in any meaningful wayThis book features the story of eleven year old Thomas Pellow who spent twenty three years in the service of the Morrocan Sultan before escaping back to EnglandTwo things struck me while reading this book firstly at the same time as the British population were urging their government to stop seamen and the costal population being sold into slavery huge profits were being made by British merchants selling slaves from Africa to the new World and sedcondly that today the British goverment are similarly impotent against modern day pirates now operating out of Somalia As they say those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it
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Slave he would witness first hand the barbaric splendour of the imperial court as well as experience the daily terror of a cruel regime Gripping immaculately researched and brilliantly realised WHITE GOLD reveals an explosive chapter of popular history told with all the pace and verve of one of our finest historians. A fascinating account of one white slave in particular and the white slave trade in general Here s an excellent portrayal of the Barbary Corsairs and their trade in white slaves during the course of the mid 17th century until the destruction of Algiers in the early 19th centuryHighly recommended my favourite Milton to date
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This is the forgotten story of the million white Europeans snatched from their homes and taken in chains to the great slave markets of North Africa to be sold to the highest bidder Ignored by their own governments and forced to endure the harshest of conditions very few lived to tell the tale Using the firsthand test.