The Amistad Rebellion

The Amistad Rebellion Author Marcus Rediker
ISBN-10 9781101601051
Release 2012-11-08
Pages 320
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On June 28, 1839, the Spanish slave schooner Amistad set sail from Havana on a routine delivery of human cargo. On a moonless night, after four days at sea, the captive Africans rose up, killed the captain, and seized control of the ship. They attempted to sail to a safe port, but were captured by the U.S. Navy and thrown into jail in Connecticut. Their legal battle for freedom eventually made its way to the Supreme Court, where their cause was argued by former president John Quincy Adams. In a landmark ruling, they were freed and eventually returned to Africa. The rebellion became one of the best-known events in the history of American slavery, celebrated as a triumph of the legal system in films and books, all reflecting the elite perspective of the judges, politicians, and abolitionists involved in the case. In this powerful and highly original account, Marcus Rediker reclaims the rebellion for its true proponents: the African rebels who risked death to stake a claim for freedom. Using newly discovered evidence, 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. He reaches back to Africa to find the rebels’ roots, narrates their cataclysmic transatlantic journey, and unfolds a prison story of great drama and emotion. Featuring vividly drawn portraits of the Africans, their captors, and their abolitionist allies, he shows how the rebels captured the popular imagination and helped to inspire and build a movement that was part of a grand global struggle between slavery and freedom. The actions aboard the Amistad that July night and in the days and months that followed were pivotal events in American and Atlantic history, but not for the reasons we have always thought. The successful Amistad rebellion changed the very nature of the struggle against slavery. As a handful of self-emancipated Africans steered their own course to freedom, they opened a way for millions to follow. This stunning book honors their achievement.

Stolen Man

Stolen Man Author Barry Louis Polisar
ISBN-10 093866350X
Release 2007-04-01
Pages 27
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Tells the story of the 1839 Amistad slave ship rebellion from the perspective of the revolt's leader, Sengbe Pieh, named Cinque by his captors.

The Amistad Revolt

The Amistad Revolt Author Iyunolu Folayan Osagie
ISBN-10 0820327255
Release 2010-07-01
Pages 216
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From journalism and lectures to drama, visual art, and the Spielberg film, this study ranges across the varied cultural reactions--in America and Sierra Leone--engendered by the 1839 Amistad slave ship revolt. Iyunolu Folayan Osagie is a native of Sierra Leone, from where the Amistad's cargo of slaves originated. She digs deeply into the Amistad story to show the historical and contemporary relevance of the incident and its subsequent trials. At the same time, she shows how the incident has contributed to the construction of national and cultural identity both in Africa and the African diasporo in America--though in intriguingly different ways. This pioneering work of comparative African and American cultural criticism shows how creative arts have both confirmed and fostered the significance of the Amistad revolt in contemporary racial discourse and in the collective memories of both countries.

Rebellious Histories

Rebellious Histories Author Matthew J. Christensen
ISBN-10 9781438439716
Release 2012-02-16
Pages 202
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Traces the emergence of creative texts focusing on the nineteenth-century slave trade to make sense of the radicalized effects of global capitalism.

United States V Amistad

United States V  Amistad Author Suzanne Freedman
ISBN-10 0766013375
Release 2000
Pages 112
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Examines events and opinions surround the case of United States v. Amistad, in which a group of Africans were put on trial for staging a revolt aboard the slave ship Amistad.

The Amistad slave revolt and American abolition

The Amistad slave revolt and American abolition Author Karen Zeinert
ISBN-10 PSU:000031656498
Release 1997-04
Pages 101
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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.

Mutiny and Maritime Radicalism in the Age of Revolution

Mutiny and Maritime Radicalism in the Age of Revolution Author Niklas Frykman
ISBN-10 9781107689329
Release 2013-12-19
Pages 286
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This volume explores mutiny and maritime radicalism in its full geographic extent during the Age of Revolution.


Ardency Author Kevin Young
ISBN-10 9780375711619
Release 2012-09-15
Pages 249
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"Being an epic account of the capture of the Spanish schooner Amistad, by the Africans on board; their voyage and capture near Long Island, New York; with phrenological studies of several of the surviving Africans."

The Amistad

The Amistad Author Robert Grayson
ISBN-10 9781617589195
Release 2011-01-01
Pages 112
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Explores the Amistad's voyage from Africa to the United States, the rebellion on board, Joseph Cinque, John Quincy Adams, and other key players involved.

The Amistad Revolt

The Amistad Revolt Author Arthur Abraham
ISBN-10 UCBK:C024601615
Release 1985
Pages 27
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The Amistad Revolt has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Amistad Revolt also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Amistad Revolt book for free.

Slave Rebellions

Slave Rebellions Author Source Wikipedia
ISBN-10 1156606284
Release 2010-09
Pages 68
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 66. Chapters: Slave rebellion, Amistad, Third Servile War, Haitian Revolution, Coromantee people, Demerara rebellion of 1823, John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry, New York Conspiracy of 1741, Nat Turner's slave rebellion, La Amistad, Zanj Rebellion, 1811 German Coast Uprising, Palmares, 1733 slave insurrection on St. John, Chatham Manor, Stono Rebellion, Gabriel Prosser, Denmark Vesey, Akwamu, Creole case, 1842 Slave Revolt in the Cherokee Nation, Mal Revolt, George Boxley, Baptist War, Benkos Bioho, Mocambos, New York Slave Revolt of 1712, Tacky's War, St. Domingue Slave Revolt, Berbice Slave Uprising. Excerpt: The Third Servile War (73-71 BC), also called the Gladiator War and the War of Spartacus by Plutarch, was the last of a series of unrelated and unsuccessful slave rebellions against the Roman Republic, known collectively as the Roman Servile Wars. The Third Servile War was the only one to directly threaten the Roman heartland of Italy and was doubly alarming to the Roman people due to the repeated successes of the rapidly growing band of rebel slaves against the Roman army between 73 and 71 BC. The rebellion was finally crushed through the concentrated military effort of a single commander, Marcus Licinius Crassus, although the rebellion continued to have indirect effects on Roman politics for years to come. Between 73 and 71 BC, a band of escaped slaves-originally a small cadre of about 78 escaped gladiators which grew into a band of over 120,000 men, women and children-wandered throughout and raided Italy with relative impunity under the guidance of several leaders, including the famous gladiator-general Spartacus. The able-bodied adults of this band were a surprisingly effective armed force that repeatedly showed they could withstand the Roman military, from the local Campanian patrols, to the Roman militia, and to tra...

Das barbarische Dreieck

Das barbarische Dreieck Author Claudia Oberascher
ISBN-10 9783738664140
Release 2014-11-14
Pages 60
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Der transatlantische Sklavenhandel und die jahrhundertelange Sklavenarbeit in den Kolonien der Europäer jenseits des Atlantiks bilden ein geschichtliches Phänomen, das wie kaum ein anderes die Entwicklung der Welt geprägt hat: Auf den Plantagen des amerikanischen Doppelkontinents und in der Karibik schufteten Sklaven aus Afrika unter unmenschlichen Bedingungen und schufen so die materiellen und ökonomischen Voraussetzungen für die ‚industrielle Revolution‘ in Europa, die schließlich die Vorherr-schaft der westlichen Zivilisation in der Welt begründete. Afrika blieb dabei auf der Strecke. Diese Zusammenhänge sind im öffentlichen Bewusstsein des deutschsprachigen Raumes kaum präsent. Selbst gebildete Zeitgenossen können mit dem Begriff „Dreieckshandel“ oft nichts verbinden. Ein blinder Fleck... Diese Lücke will die Journalistin Claudia Oberascher mit ihrer schonungslosen Reportage aus Westafrika füllen: Bei ihren Recherchen im Senegal und in Gambia stieß sie auf Nachfahren ehemaliger Sklaven und Sklavenhändler und fand in Ruinen die steinernen Zeugen eines 350 Jahre währenden Unrechts, das bis heute fortwirkt.

The Routledge Companion to Global Popular Culture

The Routledge Companion to Global Popular Culture Author Toby Miller
ISBN-10 9781136175954
Release 2014-12-05
Pages 558
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Research on popular culture is a dynamic, fast-growing domain. In scholarly terms, it cuts across many areas, including communication studies, sociology, history, American studies, anthropology, literature, journalism, folklore, economics, and media and cultural studies. The Routledge Companion to Global Popular Culture provides an authoritative, up-to-date, intellectually broad, internationally-aware, and conceptually agile guide to the most important aspects of popular culture scholarship. Specifically, this Companion includes: interdisciplinary models and approaches for analyzing popular culture; wide-ranging case studies; discussions of economic and policy underpinnings; analysis of textual manifestations of popular culture; examinations of political, social, and cultural dynamics; and discussions of emerging issues such as ecological sustainability and labor. Featuring scholarly voices from across six continents, The Routledge Companion to Global Popular Culture presents a nuanced and wide-ranging survey of popular culture research.

The Amistad Incident

The Amistad Incident Author Connecticut scholar
ISBN-10 PSU:000023606784
Release 1992
Pages 64
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The Amistad Incident has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Amistad Incident also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Amistad Incident book for free.

The Heroic Slave

The Heroic Slave Author Frederick Douglass
ISBN-10 9780300210569
Release 2015-03-01
Pages 304
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First published nearly a decade prior to the Civil War, The Heroic Slave is the only fictional work by abolitionist, orator, author, and social reformer Frederick Douglass, himself a former slave. It is inspired by the true story of Madison Washington, who, along with eighteen others, took control of the slave ship Creole in November 1841 and sailed it to Nassau in the British colony of the Bahamas, where they could live free. This new critical edition, ideal for classroom use, includes the full text of Douglass’s fictional recounting of the most successful slave revolt in American history, as well as an interpretive introduction; excerpts from Douglass’s correspondence, speeches, and editorials; short selections by other writers on the Creole rebellion; and recent criticism on the novella.

Archives of the Black Atlantic

Archives of the Black Atlantic Author Wendy W. Walters
ISBN-10 9781136753596
Release 2013-09-02
Pages 204
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Many African diasporic novelists and poets allude to or cite archival documents in their writings, foregrounding the elements of archival research and data in their literary texts, and revising the material remnants of the archive. This book reads black historical novels and poetry in an interdisciplinary context, to examine the multiple archives that have produced our historical consciousness. In the history of African diaspora literature, black writers and intellectuals have led the way for an analysis of the archive, querying dominant archives and revising the ways black people have been represented in the legal and hegemonic discourses of the west. Their work in genres as diverse as autobiography, essay, bibliography, poetry, and the novel attests to the centrality of this critique in black intellectual culture. Through literary engagement with the archives of the slave trader, colonizer, and courtroom, creative writers teach us to read the archives of history anew, probing between the documents for stories left untold, questions left unanswered, and freedoms enacted against all odds. Opening new perspectives on Atlantic history and culture, Walters generates a dialogue between what was and what might have been. Ultimately, Walters argues that references to archival documents in black historical literature introduce a new methodology for studying both the archive and literature itself, engaging in a transnational and interdisciplinary reading that exposes the instability of the archive's truth claim and highlights rebellious possibility.

Slave Portraiture in the Atlantic World

Slave Portraiture in the Atlantic World Author Agnes Lugo-Ortiz
ISBN-10 9781107004399
Release 2013-09-30
Pages 468
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The first book to focus on the individualized portrayal of enslaved people from the late sixteenth century to abolition in 1888.