Amistad Rebellion An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom

ISBN-10: 014312398X
ISBN-13: 9780143123989
Edition: N/A
Authors: Marcus Rediker
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/26/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

A unique account of the most successful slave rebellion in American history—from the award-winning author of The Slave ShipIn this powerful and highly original account, Marcus Rediker reclaims the Amistad rebellion for its true proponents: the enslaved Africans who risked death to stake a claim for freedom. Using newly discovered evidence and featuring vividly drawn portraits of the rebels, their captors, and their abolitionist allies, Rediker reframes the story to show how a small group of courageous men fought and won an epic battle against Spanish and American slaveholders and their governments. The successful Amistad rebellion changed the very nature of the struggle against slavery. As a handful of self-emancipated Africans steered their own course for freedom, they opened a way for millions to follow.

Preface
Introduction Voices
Origins
Rebellion
Movement
Jail
"Mendi"
Freedom
Conclusion Reverberations
Epilogue
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index
Illustration Sources and Credits

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