[ Download ] ➾ Slaves in Algiers: A Struggle for Freedom Author Susanna Rowson – Varanus.us

Slaves in Algiers: A Struggle for FreedomA Small Booklet With Basic Historical Information Etc

[ Download ] ➾ Slaves in Algiers: A Struggle for Freedom Author Susanna Rowson – Varanus.us
  • Paperback
  • 109 pages
  • Slaves in Algiers: A Struggle for Freedom
  • Susanna Rowson
  • English
  • 15 October 2019
  • 1583900144

    10 thoughts on “[ Download ] ➾ Slaves in Algiers: A Struggle for Freedom Author Susanna Rowson – Varanus.us


  1. says:

    Update on 24th May 2015I decided to give two stars instead of the initial one, since after some thought, the work did grow a bit in me.The reason why I feel this play has some merit is not because it is merely pleasing to watch or read it is not particularly so , nor because it deals with the topics it takes up in ways I find satisfying I believe it is interesting because it tries to deal with some issues in a complicated manner, and considering the context and time in which it was written, th Update on 24th May 2015I decided to give two stars instead of the initial one, since after some thought, the work did grow a bit in me.The reason why I feel this play has some merit is not because it is merely pleasing to watch or read it is not particularly so , nor because it deals with the topics it takes up in ways I find satisfying I believe it is interesting because it tries to deal with some issues in a complicated manner, and considering the context and time in which it was written, this is a big thing.Susanna Rowson was born in England and moved back and forth in England and America throughout her life She was lucky to receive an education sufficient for her to become a governess and a teacher, and she started writing novels and plays In fact, she is the author of Charlotte Temple, the American novel who sold the most copies before Uncle Tom s Cabin was published.In Slaves in Algiers, Rowson makes an admirable attempt to deal with the sexist ideology of 18th century, post revolutionary America, which considers women nothingthan nurturers and carers for men and children In her play, women speak of freedom, they make decisions, they save men with their money or wits, and they push the plot forward All of this is done with so much tact that it is hardly visible the play looks much like a conventional melodrama.On the other hand, it is difficult to overlook the imperialist and racist implications of Slaves in Algiers Set in Algiers, which is constantly portrayed as a place of decadence, deprivation, and moral inferiority, the play makes use of the concept of white slaves in North Africa which is a historical fact, Christians were abducted by pirates sold to the slave market until the early 19th century , to exalt American democracy and American exceptionalism The fact that at the same time thousands of black people were conveniently enslaved back in the US is nowhere mentioned.Even with these drawbacks, this is an interesting piece for people interested in early American literature and history


  2. says:

    Read for class.


  3. says:

    I ll be honest, I didn t care for this play Yes, I like the complexities of the themes and the strong hints of early American feminism, but the positives stop there for me The language was reminiscent of Shakespearean language without the grandiosity of his storylines Yes, there is also gender bending in this play, but Shakespeare does it much better Perhaps it s unfair to compare the two, but, in my mind, I was forced to compare this play with the in my opinion muchenjoyable plays f I ll be honest, I didn t care for this play Yes, I like the complexities of the themes and the strong hints of early American feminism, but the positives stop there for me The language was reminiscent of Shakespearean language without the grandiosity of his storylines Yes, there is also gender bending in this play, but Shakespeare does it much better Perhaps it s unfair to compare the two, but, in my mind, I was forced to compare this play with the in my opinion muchenjoyable plays from the Elizabethan era


  4. says:

    Read this for a paper I m writing on Early American women s drama Rowson is a really interesting figure, esp in terms of early feminism in America, and this is her best known dramatic work, but it s not really my cup of tea, and I can t imagine it s anyone s cup of tea since, like well, centuries It s history isinteresting to me than the play itself for instance, the play is interspersed with Songs for which the melodies have been lost A lot of early American dramatic works are l Read this for a paper I m writing on Early American women s drama Rowson is a really interesting figure, esp in terms of early feminism in America, and this is her best known dramatic work, but it s not really my cup of tea, and I can t imagine it s anyone s cup of tea since, like well, centuries It s history isinteresting to me than the play itself for instance, the play is interspersed with Songs for which the melodies have been lost A lot of early American dramatic works are lost to history


  5. says:

    A multitude of Christian slaves and those sympathetic to their cause seek freedom from their Algerian captors A good story with some funny moments to lighten a mood that could turn dark quickly The ending was a bit unbelievable, but was done for the sake of a happy conclusion.


  6. says:

    An illuminating play that showcases the racist orientalism pervasive in late 18th century America Rowson s call to end slavery and for equality between the sexes was surprising given the time.


  7. says:

    It s an utter mess and delightful


  8. says:

    Our living history group put on the play at our Women s History Weekend in 2009.


  9. says:

    This is not something I will be likely to read ever again It is a play staged as a captivity narrative White women are held captive by a Moorish sultanblah, blah, blah.


  10. says:

    An old American play written by a woman about American captives on the Barbary coast Some solid feminist ideas, but full of racism Not a win.

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