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Title Amistad's orphans : an Atlantic story of children, slavery, and smuggling / Benjamin N. Lawrance.
Author Lawrance, Benjamin N. (Benjamin Nicholas)
Publication New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2014]
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 358 pages)
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Summary "The story of six children who were stolen from their homes in Africa and sold into slavery across the Atlantic in 1839. They were transported by ship from West Africa to Cuba to the United States, and after protracted legal struggles they returned to Africa to restart their lives"-- Provided by publisher.
"The lives of six African children, ages nine to sixteen, were forever altered by the revolt aboard the Cuban schooner La Amistad in 1839. Like their adult companions, all were captured in Africa and illegally sold as slaves. In this fascinating revisionist history, Benjamin N. Lawrance reconstructs six entwined stories and brings them to the forefront of the Amistad conflict. Through eyewitness testimonies, court records, and the children's own letters, Lawrance recounts how their lives were inextricably interwoven by the historic drama, and casts new light on illegal nineteenth-century transatlantic slave smuggling"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: The Orphans of La Amistad -- "Most Favourite Cargoes" -- The Origins of Amistad's Orphans -- The Enslavements of Amistad's Orphans -- The Journeys of Amistad's Orphans -- The Liberations of Amistad's Orphans -- The Return of Amistad's Orphans -- Epilogue -- Conclusion -- Chronology.
Note Print version record.
Subject Amistad (Schooner)
Child slaves -- History -- 19th century.
Children -- Africa -- History -- 19th century.
Orphans -- Africa -- History -- 19th century.
Slave trade -- Africa -- History -- 19th century.
Slave trade -- America -- History -- 19th century.
Human smuggling -- Africa -- History -- 19th century.
Human smuggling -- America -- History -- 19th century.
HISTORY / United States / 19th Century.
HISTORY / Modern / 19th Century.
Amistad (Schooner) (OCoLC)fst00515843
Child slaves. (OCoLC)fst00854675
Children. (OCoLC)fst00854835
Human smuggling. (OCoLC)fst00963471
Orphans. (OCoLC)fst01048433
Slave trade. (OCoLC)fst01120405
Africa. (OCoLC)fst01239509
America. (OCoLC)fst01239786
Genre History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc.
Related To Print version: Lawrance, Benjamin N. (Benjamin Nicholas), author. Amistad's orphans 9780300198454 (DLC) 2014010385 (OCoLC)877369862
ISBN 9780300210439 electronic bk.
0300210434 electronic bk.

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