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This volume presents the first full-scale treatment of the only instance in history where African blacks, seized by slave dealers, won their freedom and returned home. Jones describes how, in 1839, Joseph Cinqué led a revolt on the Spanish slave ship, the Amistad, in the Caribbean. The seizure of the ship by an American naval vessel near Montauk, Long Island, the arrest of the Africans in Connecticut, and the Spanish protest against the violation of their property rights created an international controversy.

The Amistad affair united Lewis Tappan and other abolitionists who put the "law of nature" on trial in the United States by their refusal to accept a legal system that claimed to dispense justice while permitting artificial distinctions based on race or color. The mutiny resulted in a trial before the U.S. Supreme Court that pitted former President John Quincy Adams against the federal government. Jones vividly recaptures this compelling drama--the most famous slavery case before Dred Scott--that climaxed in the court's ruling to free the captives and allow them to return to Africa.

About the Author

Howard Jones is Professor of History at the University of Alabama and author of The Course of American Diplomacy and To the Webster-Ashburton Treaty.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195038293
Author:
Jones, Howard
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Howard
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Antislavery movements
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
History, American | African American
Subject:
Antislavery movements -- United States.
Subject:
Amistad (schooner)
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Edition Number:
Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Bibliography: p. 221-259.
Series Volume:
A503
Publication Date:
19971131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
22 halftones, 1 map
Pages:
296
Dimensions:
5.440 x 8.000 in 0.588 lb

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