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Stolen Prince Gannibal, Adopted Son of Peter the Great, Great-Grandfather of Alexander Pushkin, and Europe's First Black Intellectual

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ISBN-10: 0066212650

ISBN-13: 9780066212654

Edition: 2006

Authors: Hugh Barnes

List price: $27.95
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In the spring of 1703, a young African boy stepped off a slave ship in Constantinople, the gateway between East and West. Huddling in chains, with other frightened captives, the seven-year-old claimed to be a prince of Abyssinia, a "noble Moor" kidnapped and stolen out of Africa. His tragedy was shared by millions of black people caught up in the Islamic slave trade, but his destiny was unique: rescued by Peter the Great, the young African became Abram Petrovich Gannibal. Russia's westernizing tsar adopted the child and, in a bizarre nature-and-nurture experiment, lavished on him the best education available in the new "European" capital of Saint Petersburg. Gannibal, the "Negro of…    
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 5/30/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English