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The Amistad Rebellion : An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom
by Marcus Rediker




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Vividly drawn . . . this stunning book honors the achievement of the captive Africans who fought for--and won--their freedom."--The Philadelphia Tribune

A unique account of the most successful slave rebellion in American history, now updated with a new epilogue--from the award-winning author of The Slave Ship

In 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.

This edition includes a new epilogue about the author's trip to Sierra Leona to search for Lomboko, the slave-trading factory where the Amistad Africans were incarcerated, and other relics and connections to the Amistad rebellion, especially living local memory of the uprising and the people who made it.

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Overview

Vividly drawn . . . this stunning book honors the achievement of the captive Africans who fought for--and won--their freedom."--The Philadelphia Tribune

A unique account of the most successful slave rebellion in American history, now updated with a new epilogue--from the award-winning author of The Slave Ship

In 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.

This edition includes a new epilogue about the author's trip to Sierra Leona to search for Lomboko, the slave-trading factory where the Amistad Africans were incarcerated, and other relics and connections to the Amistad rebellion, especially living local memory of the uprising and the people who made it.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780143123989
  • ISBN-10: 014312398X
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
  • Publish Date: November 2013
  • Page Count: 302
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.65 pounds


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