Mutiny on the "Amistad"

Mutiny on the "Amistad" : The Saga of a Slave Revolt and Its Impact on American Abolition, Law and Diplomacy

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This book is the first full-scale treatment of the only instance in history in which African blacks, seized by slave dealers, won their freedom and returned home - the mutiny led by Joseph Cinque, a black African, in 1839 aboard the Spanish slave-ship AMISTAD in the Caribbean.show more

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  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 132.08 x 203.2 x 17.78mm | 249.47g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195038282
  • 9780195038286

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"An analysis of an important moment in American history that casts a light upon politics and society during the preceding half-century, back to the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, and similarly illumines the approaching Civil War."--National Review. "A rousing and satisfying tale, and it is well worth hearing it again in this careful and thoughtful telling."--American Heritageshow more

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