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Amistad s Orphans: An Atlantic Story of Children, Slavery, and Smuggling (Hardback)

Benjamin Nicholas Lawrance

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ISBN 10: 0300198450 / ISBN 13: 9780300198454
Edité par Yale University Press, United States, 2015
Neuf(s) Etat : New Hardback
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Language: English . Brand New Book. 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. N° de réf. du libraire AAH9780300198454

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Titre : Amistad s Orphans: An Atlantic Story of ...

Éditeur : Yale University Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2015

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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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.

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Benjamin N. Lawrance is the Hon. Barber B. Conable Jr. Endowed Chair in International Studies at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

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