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by Karen Zeinert

Traces the 1839 revolt of Africans aboard the slave ship Amistad, their apprehension, and long trial which ended in their acquittal by the Supreme Court
Download The Amistad Slave Revolt and American Abolition epub
ISBN: 0208024387
ISBN13: 978-0208024381
Category: Teen
Subcategory: Education & Reference
Author: Karen Zeinert
Language: English
Publisher: Linnet Books (April 1, 1997)
Pages: 101 pages
ePUB size: 1652 kb
FB2 size: 1779 kb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 574
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I do not pretend to be an historian but found the connection between this single saga and the abolitionist movement to be greater than just a cause celebre; it demonstrates how a few concerned people would take action because they cared for more than the cause.

I note that the pastors, who were participants with the "committee" are not identified with any particular creed, sect or Denomination. I wonder if the "congregational members" noted on page 78 were members of the Church now identified as the Congregational United Church of Christ? With which of the Denominations were the Rev. Joshua Leavitt and the Rev. Simeon Jocelyn associated?

Congratulations to the author who very neatly summarizes so very many events that must have taken place over the period of captivity.
The storyline is coherent for youngsters but incomplete. Does the author plan a sequel to cover Cinque's return to Africa where he set up as a slave trader himself? Glynn C Moran