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The Amistad rebellion : an Atlantic odyssey of slavery and freedom, Marcus Rediker

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The Amistad rebellion : an Atlantic odyssey of slavery and freedom
Title
The Amistad rebellion
Title remainder
an Atlantic odyssey of slavery and freedom
Statement of responsibility
Marcus Rediker
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On June 28, 1839, the Spanish slave schooner Amistad set sail from Havana on a routine delivery of human cargo. On a moonless night, 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. Their legal battle for freedom made its way to the Supreme Court, where they were freed and eventually returned to Africa. The rebellion became one of the best-known events in the history of American slavery, celebrated in films and books--all reflecting the elite perspective of the judges, politicians, and abolitionists involved. In this highly original account, using newly discovered evidence, Marcus Rediker reclaims the rebellion for its true proponents: the African rebels who risked death to stake a claim for freedom. The successful Amistad rebellion changed the very nature of the struggle against slavery. As a handful of self-emancipated Africans steered their own course to freedom, they opened a way for millions to follow. This book honors their achievement.--From publisher description
Summary
A scholarly account of the nineteenth-century slave ship rebellion presented from the perspectives of the slaves discusses their fight for freedom within the context of the chain of resistance spanning the earliest slave revolts through the Civil Rights era
Writing style
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2012.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10151308
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
326.0973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E447
LC item number
.R44 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
an Atlantic odyssey of slavery and freedom
Label
The Amistad rebellion : an Atlantic odyssey of slavery and freedom, Marcus Rediker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Voices -- Origins -- Rebellion -- Movement -- Jail -- "Mendi" -- Freedom -- Reverberations
Control code
5593657
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
288 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780670025046
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012014810
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn779263633
  • (OCoLC)779263633
Label
The Amistad rebellion : an Atlantic odyssey of slavery and freedom, Marcus Rediker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Voices -- Origins -- Rebellion -- Movement -- Jail -- "Mendi" -- Freedom -- Reverberations
Control code
5593657
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
288 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780670025046
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012014810
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn779263633
  • (OCoLC)779263633

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