White Gold

White Gold

The Extraordinary Story of Thomas Pellow and Islam's One Million White Slaves

Book - 2005
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This book reveals a disturbing and long forgotten chapter of history. In 1716, a Cornish cabin boy named Thomas Pellow and 51 comrades were captured at sea by the Barbary corsairs. Their captors--a network of Muslim slave traders--had declared war on Christendom. Thousands had been snatched from their homes in France, Spain, England and Italy and taken in chains to the great slave markets of Algiers, Tunis and Saľ in Morocco. Pellow and his shipmates were bought by the tyrannical sultan of Morocco, who was constructing a palace of such grandeur that it would surpass every other building in the world, built entirely by Christian slave labor. Resourceful, resilient, and quick-thinking, Pellow was selected by the sultan for special treatment, and was one of the fortunate few who survived to tell his tale.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9780374289355
0374289352
Branch Call Number: 306.362 PELLO MILTO
Characteristics: xii, 316 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm

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Feb 11, 2012

Giles Milton once again makes history read like a novel. Very in depth. The brutality is horrifying.

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