“The U.S. trade-ships had also fallen victim to Muslim Barbary piracy in North Africa.  In 1646, the first U.S. ship and its crew were captured by the pirates of Sale. In 1784, Muslim pirates in Morocco and Algiers captured three American merchant ships, enslaving the crew. After protracted negotiations, $60,000 ransom was paid to release the hostages. Those captured by Algerians pirates suffered a worse fate; the were sold into slavery.” Islamic Slavery, M.A. Khan

“To the shores of Tripoli”  Sempi fi

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