Download e-book for iPad: Amistad's Orphans: An Atlantic Story of Children, Slavery, by Benjamin Nicholas Lawrance

By Benjamin Nicholas Lawrance

ISBN-10: 0300198450

ISBN-13: 9780300198454

The lives of six African kids, a long time 9 to 16, have been perpetually altered through the rebel aboard the Cuban schooner La Amistad in 1839. Like their grownup partners, all have been captured in Africa and illegally bought as slaves. during this attention-grabbing revisionist heritage, Benjamin N. Lawrance reconstructs six entwined tales and brings them to the leading edge of the Amistad conflict. via eyewitness tales, court docket files, and the children’s personal letters, Lawrance recounts how their lives have been inextricably interwoven by means of the ancient drama, and casts new mild on unlawful nineteenth-century transatlantic slave smuggling.

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