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

Author: Howard Jones
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1988, ©1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Revised edView all editions and formats
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Traces the 1839 revolt of Africans aboard the slave ship Amistad, their apprehension, and long trial which ended in their acquittal by the Supreme Court.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Jones
ISBN: 0195038290 9780195038293 0195038282 9780195038286
OCLC Number: 20257813
Description: ix, 271 pages, [12] pages of plates : illustrations, map, portraits ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction-Chapter 1-The Mutiny-Chapter 2-Abolitionist and "This Matter of Color"-Chapter 3-The Politics of Justice-Chapter 4-"The Inherent Property of Liberty"-Chapter 5-"A National Matter"-Chapter 6-"Neither Slave "-Chapter 7-" Nor Free" --
Chapter 8-The politics of Democracy-Chapter 9-"Oh How Shall I Do Justice ?"-Chapter 10-"The Eternal Principles of Justice"-Chapter 11-In Perspective-Notes-Index.
Responsibility: Howard Jones.
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An account of the only instance in history where African blacks, seized by slave dealers, won their freedom and returned home. The mutiny resulted in a trial before the U.S. Supreme Court that  Read more...

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