Prince among slaves / Terry Alford.

Alford, Terry. (Author).
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  • 10 copies at SC LENDS. (Show)
  • 7 copies at Anderson County Library System.

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Anderson - Anderson Main Library B Ibrahima Abd al-Rahman (Text) 25599036 Adult Biography Available -
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Anderson - Anderson Main Library B Ibrahima Abd al-Rahman (Text) 27178482 Adult Biography Available -
 Presented by: the National Endowment for the Humanities in cooperation with the American Library Association and Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies, George Mason University, 2013. [ SM/TS 04-04-2013 @ ACL-MAIN ]
Anderson - Pendleton Branch B Ibrahima Abd al-Rahman (Text) 25656489 Adult Biography Available -
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Anderson - Pendleton Branch B Ibrahima Abd al-Rahman (Text) 27178490 Adult Biography Available -
 Presented by: the National Endowment for the Humanities in cooperation with the American Library Association and Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies, George Mason University, 2013. [ SM/TS 04-04-2013 @ ACL-MAIN ]
Anderson - Powdersville Branch B Ibrahima Abd al-Rahman (Text) 25656497 Adult Biography Available -
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Anderson - Powdersville Branch B Ibrahima Abd al-Rahman (Text) 27178508 Adult Biography Available -
 Presented by: the National Endowment for the Humanities in cooperation with the American Library Association and Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies, George Mason University, 2013. [ SM/TS 04-04-2013 @ ACL-MAIN ]
Anderson - Westside Branch B Ibrahima Abd al-Rahman (Text) 25656471 Adult Biography Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780195320459 (pbk. : acid-free paper) :
  • ISBN: 019532045X (pbk. : acid-free paper) :
  • Physical Description: xx, 316 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., map, ports. ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: 30th anniversary ed.
  • Publisher: Oxford, England ; Oxford University Press, 2007.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-304) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Acknowledgments -- Why -- White turban -- Across the broad casamance -- Common slave -- Annus Mirabilis and after -- Unbroken in body and mind -- Northern campaign -- Almoner of his bounty -- Single plank -- Epilogue -- Afterword -- Appendix -- Genealogies -- Map of West Africa in the 1780s -- Notes -- Index.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Subject: Ibrahima, Abd al-Rahman, 1762-1829.
Slaves > Mississippi > Natchez > Biography.
Princes > Africa, West > Biography.
Muslims > Mississippi > Natchez > Biography.
Slavery > Mississippi.