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Author Lawrance, Benjamin N. (Benjamin Nicholas), author.

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

Publication Info. New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  326.0973 LAWRANCE    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  326.0973 LAW    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  326.0973 LAWRANCE    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Non Fiction  326.09 LAWRANCE    Check Shelf
Description xiv, 358 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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 (pages 319-347) 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.
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.
ISBN 9780300198454 hardback alkaline paper
0300198450 hardback alkaline paper
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