The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom

The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom

Marcus Rediker


A particular account of the main profitable slave uprising in American history, now up to date with a brand new epilogue—from the award-winning writer of The Slave Ship

In this strong and hugely unique account, Marcus Rediker reclaims the Amistad rebellion for its actual proponents: the enslaved Africans who risked loss of life to stake a declare for freedom. utilizing newly came upon facts and that includes vividly drawn images of the rebels, their captors, and their abolitionist allies, Rediker reframes the tale to teach how a small workforce of brave males fought and received an epic conflict opposed to Spanish and American slaveholders and their governments. The successful Amistad rebellion replaced the very nature of the fight opposed to slavery. As a handful of self-emancipated Africans suggested their very own direction for freedom, they opened a fashion for thousands to follow.

This version features a new epilogue in regards to the author's journey to Sierra Leona to  search for Lomboko, the slave-trading manufacturing unit the place the Amistad Africans have been incarcerated, and different relics and connections to the Amistad rebellion, specifically dwelling neighborhood reminiscence of the rebellion and the folks who made it. 

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