The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom

The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom

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On June 28, 1839, the Spanish slave schooner Amistad set sail from Havana on a routine delivery of human cargo. On a moonless night, after four days at sea, the captive Africans rose up, killed the captain, and seized control of the ship. They attempted to sail to a safe port, but were captured by the U.S. Navy and thrown into jail in Connecticut. Their legal battle for freedom eventually made its way to the Supreme Court, where their cause was argued by former president… (more)

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A first-rate example of history told from the bottom up.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Penguin (November 08, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 304 pages

File size: 1.5 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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