|提及的人：||John Quincy Adams; Cinque|
Alexs D Pate; David Franzoni; Steven Zaillian
|注意：||"The official tie-in to the major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg"--Cover.|
|描述：||316 p. : col. ill. ; 18 cm.|
|其他題名：||Amistad (Motion picture)|
|責任：||by Alexs Pate ; based on the screenplay by David Franzoni and Steven Zaillian.|
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.