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 The captives. Eleven years a prisoner in Algiers
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CaptivesThe diplomatic journal and letter book of James Leander Cathcart, 1788-1796


Giacomo Leandro Cathcart

Date: 1899

Original Language: English


Captives is a diplomatic history, letter book and personal narrative of James Leander Cathcart’s decade-long captivity in Algiers. Based on Cathcart’s journals and his correspondence with American officials, the work contains brief accounts of his early life and later consular career. Th…

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Larson, Ian, “ The captives. Eleven years a prisoner in Algiers”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 06 June 2020 <>

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