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Prince Among Slaves

Alford, Terry (Book - 2007 )
Prince Among Slaves
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In this remarkable work, Terry Alford tells the story of Abd al Rahman Ibrahima, a Muslim slave who, in 1807, was recognized by an Irish ship's surgeon as the son of an African king who had saved his life many years earlier. "The Prince," as he had become known to local Natchez, Mississippi residents, had been captured in war when he was 26 years old, sold to slave traders, and shipped to America. Slave though he was, Ibrahima was an educated, aristocratic man, and he was made overseer of the large cotton and tobacco plantation of his master, who refused to sell him to the doctor for any price. After years of petitioning by Dr. Cox and others, Ibrahima finally gained freedom in 1828 through the intercession of U.S. Secretary of State Henry Clay. Sixty-six years old, Ibrahima sailed for Africa the following year, with his wife, and died there of fever just five months after his arrival.
Authors: Alford, Terry
Title: Prince among slaves
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
Edition: 30th anniversary ed
Characteristics: xx, 316 p., [8] p. of plates :,ill., map, ports. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Terry Alford
Summary: In this remarkable work, Terry Alford tells the story of Abd al Rahman Ibrahima, a Muslim slave who, in 1807, was recognized by an Irish ship's surgeon as the son of an African king who had saved his life many years earlier. "The Prince," as he had become known to local Natchez, Mississippi residents, had been captured in war when he was 26 years old, sold to slave traders, and shipped to America. Slave though he was, Ibrahima was an educated, aristocratic man, and he was made overseer of the large cotton and tobacco plantation of his master, who refused to sell him to the doctor for any price. After years of petitioning by Dr. Cox and others, Ibrahima finally gained freedom in 1828 through the intercession of U.S. Secretary of State Henry Clay. Sixty-six years old, Ibrahima sailed for Africa the following year, with his wife, and died there of fever just five months after his arrival.
ISBN: 019532045X
9780195320459
Branch Call Number: B-Ib7a 2007
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-304) and index
Subject Headings: Slavery Mississippi Muslims Mississippi Natchez Biography Princes Africa, West Biography Slaves Mississippi Natchez Biography Ibrahima, Abd al-Rahman, 1762-1829
Topical Term: Slavery
Muslims
Princes
Slaves
LCCN: 2007282677
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In this remarkable work, Terry Alford tells the story of Abd al Rahman Ibrahima, a Muslim slave who, in 1807, was recognized by an Irish ship's surgeon as the son of an African king who had saved his life many years earlier.


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