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The Resource Amistad's orphans : an Atlantic story of children, slavery, and smuggling, Benjamin N. Lawrance

Amistad's orphans : an Atlantic story of children, slavery, and smuggling, Benjamin N. Lawrance

Label
Amistad's orphans : an Atlantic story of children, slavery, and smuggling
Title
Amistad's orphans
Title remainder
an Atlantic story of children, slavery, and smuggling
Statement of responsibility
Benjamin N. Lawrance
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
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"--
  • "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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Lawrance, Benjamin N.
Dewey number
326.0973/09034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E447
LC item number
.L39 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Amistad (Schooner)
  • Child slaves
  • Children
  • Orphans
  • Slave trade
  • Slave trade
  • Human smuggling
  • Human smuggling
  • Amistad (Schooner)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Slavery
  • HISTORY / United States / 19th Century
  • HISTORY / Modern / 19th Century
  • Child slaves
  • Children
  • Human smuggling
  • Orphans
  • Slave trade
  • Africa
  • America
Label
Amistad's orphans : an Atlantic story of children, slavery, and smuggling, Benjamin N. Lawrance
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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
Control code
877369862
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 358 pages
Isbn
9780300198454
Lccn
2014010385
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)877369862
Label
Amistad's orphans : an Atlantic story of children, slavery, and smuggling, Benjamin N. Lawrance
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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
Control code
877369862
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 358 pages
Isbn
9780300198454
Lccn
2014010385
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)877369862

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