Sufferings in Africa: Captain Riley"s narrative

an authentic narrative of the loss of the American brig Commerce, wrecked on the western coast of Africa, in the month of August, 1815. With an account of the sufferings of her surviving officers and crew, who were enslaved by the wandering Arabs on the great African desart [sic] or Zahahrah, and observations historical, geographical, &c. made during the travels of the author while a slave to the Arabs, and in the Empire of Morocco. by Riley, James

Publisher: C. N. Potter in New York

Written in English
Published: Pages: 316 Downloads: 111
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Places:

  • Africa, North,
  • Sahara,
  • Africa, North.

Subjects:

  • Commerce (Brig),
  • Slavery -- Africa, North.,
  • Africa, North -- Description and travel.,
  • Sahara -- Description and travel.

Edition Notes

StatementEdited, and with an introd. by Gordon H. Evans.
ContributionsBleeker, Anthony, 1770-1827., Evans, Gordon H.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDT189 .R5 1965
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 316 p.
Number of Pages316
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5921026M
LC Control Number64025196
OCLC/WorldCa557181

Editions for Sufferings in Africa: The Incredible True Story of a Shipwreck, Enslavement, and Survival on the Sahara: (Paperback published in.   Captain Riley was sought after as a surveyor because of his excellent skills navigating with the night sky as a captain of the sea. Upon his return as a slave Riley published a book in titled An Authentic Narrative of the Loss of the American Brig Commerce–or simply known as Riley’s Narrative. For over a century Riley’s narrative was forgotten, but in it was edited by Gordon H. Evans and published under the title Sufferings in Africa: Captain Riley’s Narrative. Riley assisted in publishing another North African shipwreck and captivity narrative, Judah Paddock’s A Narrative of the Shipwreck of the Ship Oswego on the Coast. James Riley Sufferings in Africa: The Astonishing Account of a New England Sea Captain Enslaved by North African Arabs (Paperback) Average Rating: () 5/5(1).

  James Monroe, then Secretary of State, urged Riley to write a book about it. Riley penned An Authentic Narrative of the Loss of the American Brig Commerce, and it became a national bestseller. (You can now find it under its modern title, Sufferings in Africa, from which the quotations above are taken). After regaining his freedom in Morocco, the ship’s captain, James Riley, published Sufferings in Africa, a powerful account of their incredible ordeal. The narrative was an enormous success, selling more than a million copies over the next fifty years. Authentic Narrative of Loss of Brig Commerce Shipwreck James Riley PiratesA mid th -century book on the shipwrecked merchant ship, The Riley ( - ) was the Captain of the United States merchant ship Commerce was a Connecticut-based American merchant sailing ship that ran aground on 28 August at Cape Bojador, off the coast of what is .

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Captain James Riley was the captain of the United States merchant ship Commerce. He was sold into slavery after he and his crew were shipwrecked off the coast of Africa and went on to write Sufferings in Africa, a memoir about his ordeal. Riley was also the founder of Willshire, Ohio, named after William Wilshire, the man who saved him from slavery/5(25).

Sufferings in Africa: Captain Riley's narrative. An authentic narrative of the loss of the American Brig Commerce wrecked on the western coast of Africa, in the month of August, With an account of the sufferings of her surviving officers and crew by James Riley, Gordon H Evans.

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made during the travels. Instead the young sea captain and his crew were shipwrecked off the coast of Muslim-controlled Morocco. The sea salt was still wet in their hair when the battered survivors were pounced upon by local natives, ensnared, enchained, and marched off into the horrors of African slavery.

Riley’s narrative reads like fiction but is based on solid fact/5(5). Capt. James Riley's sad adventures in the Sahara Desert after his shipwreck on the west coast of Africa, about miles southeast of the Canary Islands. $ item# Click for readable title page.

Originally published inthis book is an exact unedited reproduction of the edition, which was a "best seller" in it's time, often referred to by Abraham Lincoln, because it documented a not. In this classic tale of adventure, a young American sea captain named James Riley, shipwrecked off the western coast of North Africa inwas captured by a.

Inthe American sea captain, James Riley, published An Authentic Narrative of the Loss of the American Brig “Commerce,” Wrecked on the Western Coast of Africa, in the Month of August,with an Account of the Sufferings of the Surviving Officers and Crew, who were Enslaved by the Wandering Arabs of the Great African Desert or Zahahrah.

“Sufferings in Africa” is an autobiographical tale of Captain James Riley, an American naval captain, who was shipwrecked off the coast of North Africa in In Captain Riley’s words, “I had only been tutored in the school of Sufferings in Africa: Captain Rileys narrative book, in order that I might be prepared for fulfilling the purpose for which I 4/5(57).

With an account of the sufferings of her surviving officers and crew, who were enslaved by the wandering Arabs on the great African desart, or Zahahrah; and observations historical, geographical, &c.

made during the travels of the author, while a slave to the Arabs, and in the empire of Morocco. An authentic narrative of the loss of the American brig commerce: wrecked on the western cost of Africa, in the. The Online Books Page.

Online Books by. James Riley (Riley, James, ) A Wikipedia article about this author is available. Riley, James, An Authentic Narrative of the Loss of the American Brig Commerce, Wrecked on the Western Coast of Africa, in the Month of August, (New York: T.

and W. Mercein, ), ed. by Anthony Bleecker (multiple formats at ). The degradations of a slave existence and the courage to survive under the most harrowing conditions have rarely been recorded with such painful honesty.

Sufferings in Africa is a classic travel-adventure narrative, and a fascinating testament of white Americans enslaved abroad - during a time when slavery flourished through the United s: Sufferings in Africa is a classic travel-adventure narrative and a fascinating testament of white Americans enslaved abroad, during a time when slavery flourished throughout the United States.

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