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The Resource Mutiny on the Amistad : the saga of a slave revolt and its impact on American abolition, law, and diplomacy

Mutiny on the Amistad : the saga of a slave revolt and its impact on American abolition, law, and diplomacy

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Mutiny on the Amistad : the saga of a slave revolt and its impact on American abolition, law, and diplomacy
Title
Mutiny on the Amistad
Title remainder
the saga of a slave revolt and its impact on American abolition, law, and diplomacy
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 1839, Joseph Cinque led a revolt on the Spanish slave ship, but was tricked and taken to New York. Jones vividly recaptures the compelling drama of the most famous slavery case in US history - one which climaxed in a ruling to free the captives.
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StDuBDS
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1940-
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Jones, Howard
Dewey number
306.362097309034
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Amistad (Ship)
  • Slavery
  • Antislavery movements
  • Society
  • Society & culture: general
  • Social & cultural history
  • Slavery & abolition of slavery
  • Revolutions, uprisings, rebellions
  • Revolutionary groups & movements
  • United States of America, USA
  • 19th century, c 1800 to c 1899
  • Ethnic studies
  • History of the Americas
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Published for the first time in the UK to coincide with Steven Spielberg's forthcoming movie Amistad, Mutiny on the Amistad presents the first full-scale treatment of the only instance in history where African blacks, seized by slave dealers, won their freedom and returned home. Howard Jones describes how, in 1839, Joseph Cinqu led a revolt on the Spanish slave ship, the Amistad, in the Caribbean. Allowing only the captain and first mate to live in order to steer the ship back to Sierra Leone, the Africans were tricked and taken to New York. The seizure of the ship by an American naval vessel near Montauk, Long Island, the arrest of the Africans in Connecticut, and the Spanish protest against the violation of their property rights created an international controversy. The Amistad affair united Lewis Tappan and other abolitionists who put the `law of nature' on trial in the United States by their refusal to accept a legal system that claimed to dispense justice while permitting artificial distinctions based on race or colour. The mutiny resulted in a trial before the U.S. Supreme Court that pitted former President John Quincy Adams against the federal government. Jones vividly recaptures this compelling drama-the most famous slavery case before Dred Scott-that climaxed in the court's ruling to free the captives and allow them to return to Africa
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specialized
Label
Mutiny on the Amistad : the saga of a slave revolt and its impact on American abolition, law, and diplomacy
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Publication
Note
  • Film tie-in
  • Originally published: 1987
Control code
BDZ0001250274
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
292p.
Isbn
9780195038293
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., map
Label
Mutiny on the Amistad : the saga of a slave revolt and its impact on American abolition, law, and diplomacy
Publication
Note
  • Film tie-in
  • Originally published: 1987
Control code
BDZ0001250274
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
292p.
Isbn
9780195038293
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., map

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