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History of U.S.-Muslim Relations: Early Encounters: The Barbary Wars

The Barbary Wars

General Works
Official Documents
Captivity Narratives
Literary Works

General Works

The Jeffersonian Idea of National Security: Commerce, the Atlantic Balance of Power, and the Barbary War, 1786-1805,”
James R. Sofka. Diplomatic History 21(4), Fall 1997, 519-544.
The Middle East and the Making of the United States, 1776 to 1815
Michael B. Oren. Text of speech deliverd at Columbia University, November 3, 2005.
The United States' War with Tripoli (1801-05) and the War on Terrorism (2001-)
Michael J. Crawford. Early History Branch, Naval Historical Center. Brief essay.

Official Documents

Treaties with the Barbary Powers: 1786-1836
Online texts, translations, and Hunter Miller’s notes (1931) relating to the Barbary treaties. Also includes related U.S. statutes and Congressional resolutions. Part of the Avalon Project at the Yale Law School.
American State Papers: 1789-1838
Over 6300 digitized official political documents, including every extant legislative and executive document of the first 14 U.S. Congresses (1789-1838). Also includes the speeches and messages of Presidents Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and Madison.
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Captivity Narratives

White Slaves, African Masters: An Anthology of American Barbary Captivity Narratives
Edited by Paul Baepler. Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1999.
Dana Call Number: HT1345 .W47 1999
An Historical and Geographical Account of Algiers: Containing a Circumstantial and Interesting Detail of Events Relative to the American Captives, Taken From Their Own Testimony
James Wilson Stephens. 2d edition. Brooklyn, Printed by Thomas Kirk, for Alexander Brodie. 1800.
Off-Campus Access Rutgers-restricted Access
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(AFRICA or ALGERIA) and CAPTIVITY NARRATIVES

Literary Works

The American Captive, or Siege of Tripoli. A Drama in Five Acts
James Ellison. Boston, Joshua Belcher, 1812.
Off-Campus Access Rutgers-restricted Access

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