Amistad's orphans : an Atlantic story of children, slavery, and smuggling (Book, 2015) [WorldCat.org]
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Amistad's orphans : an Atlantic story of children, slavery, and smuggling

Author: Benjamin Nicholas Lawrance
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Scope and content: "The story of six children who were stolen from their homes in Africa and sold into slavery across the Atlantic in 1839. They were transported by ship from West Africa to Cuba to the United States, and after protracted legal struggles they returned to Africa to restart their lives"
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Nicholas Lawrance
ISBN: 9780300198454 0300198450
OCLC Number: 912225196
Description: 358 pages
Contents: Introduction: The Orphans of La Amistad --
"Most Favourite Cargoes" --
The Origins of Amistad's Orphans --
The Enslavements of Amistad's Orphans --
The Journeys of Amistad's Orphans --
The Liberations of Amistad's Orphans --
The Return of Amistad's Orphans --
Epilogue --
Conclusion --
Chronology
Responsibility: Benjamin Nicholas Lawrance

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The lives of six African children, ages nine to sixteen, were forever altered by the revolt aboard the Cuban schooner La Amistad in 1839. Like their adult companions, all were captured in Africa and  Read more...

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"This important book is mandatory reading for all scholars interested in the history of childhood, the Amistad, and the Atlantic slave trade . . . Essential."?Choice * Choice * "Lawrance brilliantly Read more...

 
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