Amistad's Orphans: An Atlantic Story of Children, Slavery, by Benjamin Nicholas Lawrance

By Benjamin Nicholas Lawrance

The lives of six African kids, a while 9 to 16, have been eternally altered via the rebellion aboard the Cuban schooner La Amistad in 1839. Like their grownup partners, all have been captured in Africa and illegally offered as slaves. during this interesting revisionist background, Benjamin N. Lawrance reconstructs six entwined tales and brings them to the leading edge of the Amistad conflict. via eyewitness tales, courtroom documents, and the children’s personal letters, Lawrance recounts how their lives have been inextricably interwoven by means of the old drama, and casts new mild on unlawful nineteenth-century transatlantic slave smuggling.

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