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The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom

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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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Marcus Rediker is the Distinguished Professor of Atlantic History at the University of Pittsburgh and the award-winning author of The Slave Ship. He lives in Pittsburgh.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143123989
Author:
Rediker, Marcus
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20131131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 pp color art (on insert stock); b/w m
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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