By Benjamin Nicholas Lawrance
The lives of six African little ones, a long time 9 to 16, have been without end altered via the insurrection aboard the Cuban schooner los angeles Amistad in 1839. Like their grownup partners, all have been captured in Africa and illegally offered as slaves. during this interesting revisionist historical past, Benjamin N. Lawrance reconstructs six entwined tales and brings them to the leading edge of the Amistad clash. via eyewitness tales, court docket files, and the children's personal letters, Lawrance recounts how their lives have been inextricably interwoven through the old drama, and casts new gentle on unlawful nineteenth-century transatlantic slave smuggling.
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