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Amistad : a novel

Author: Alexs D Pate; David Franzoni; Steven Zaillian
Publisher: New York : Dream Works, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This novel recounts the rebellion in 1839 of 53 African slaves aboard the Amistad, a Spanish slave ship from Cuba. After the ship was intercepted by the U.S. Navy and taken to New London, Connecticut, President Van Buren and the pro-slavery government wanted to return the slaves to Havana, but the fledgling abolitionist movement forced a series of trials, culminating at the Supreme Court, in which the slaves were  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Biographical fiction
Historical fiction
Adventure fiction
Movie novels
Named Person: John Quincy Adams; Cinque; John Quincy Adams; Cinque.
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexs D Pate; David Franzoni; Steven Zaillian
ISBN: 0451195167 9780451195166
OCLC Number: 37931152
Notes: "The official tie-in to the major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg"--Cover.
Description: 316 pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm
Other Titles: Amistad (Motion picture)
Responsibility: by Alexs Pate ; based on the screenplay by David Franzoni and Steven Zaillian.

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This novel recounts the rebellion in 1839 of 53 African slaves aboard the Amistad, a Spanish slave ship from Cuba. After the ship was intercepted by the U.S. Navy and taken to New London, Connecticut, President Van Buren and the pro-slavery government wanted to return the slaves to Havana, but the fledgling abolitionist movement forced a series of trials, culminating at the Supreme Court, in which the slaves were defended by former President John Quincy Adams.

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