Amistad (Paperback)

Author: Pesci, David

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In 1839, 53 African slaves staged a rebellion on board the slave ship "Amistad", and were held for trail in the United States. The fate of the slaves, hanging in the balance between the pro-slavery government and the abolitionist movement, makes a riveting story of hope against impossible odds and the will to be free.

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Publisher Perseus Books Group
Mfg Part# 9781569247037
SKU 30297316
Format Paperback
ISBN10 156924703X
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.25L x 0.75T
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Annotation A novel based on the true story of an uprising aboard a slave ship in 1839. It became a cause c?l?bre, and the case finally ended up in the U.S. Supreme Court.
Editors Note In 1839, 53 African slaves staged a rebellion on board the slave ship "Amistad", and were held for trail in the United States. The fate of the slaves, hanging in the balance between the pro-slavery government and the abolitionist movement, makes a riveting story of hope against impossible odds and the will to be free.
Editors Note 2 A novel on an African-American hero. In 1839 Joseph Cinque, also known as Singbe, leads a rising of African slaves on a Spanish slave ship. They kill most of the crew and order the navigator to steer for Africa, but he steers in the opposite direction and they are captured by the Americans. Abolitionists take up their cause, the Supreme Court rules they are free men and Cinque returns home covered in glory. A first novel.Tells the story of an African farmer who is sold into slavery and stages a rebellion aboard the slave ship, the Amistad.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0292
Publisher Marlowe & Company
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