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The Amistad rebellion : an Atlantic odyssey of slavery and freedom

by Rediker, Marcus.

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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, 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. Their lega... Full description

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