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Amistad Amistad is the powerfully re imagined history of one of the country s first battles for civil rights Infifty three enslaved Africans, led by a Mende rice farmer named Singbe Pieh, staged a bloody rebellion on board the Amistad, a Spanish slaver from Cuba The Amistad was intercepted by US navy officers and towed to port in New London, Connecticut, where the Africans were held for trial in New Haven Led by President Van Buren, the pro slavery American government maintained that the Africans were Spanish property and should by returned to Havana to be tried for murder, but members of the fledgling abolitionist movement forced a series of trials to win their freedom, culminating at the Supreme Court, where the Amistads were defended by former President John Quincy Adams [PDF / Epub] ★ Longbow Girl ✪ Linda Davies – Lavons.co.uk led by a Mende rice farmer named Singbe Pieh [EPUB] ✻ On His Naughty List ❀ Jessica Jarman – Lavons.co.uk staged a bloody rebellion on board the Amistad [PDF / Epub] ☆ Fire Colour One Author Jenny Valentine – Lavons.co.uk a Spanish slaver from Cuba The Amistad was intercepted by US navy officers and towed to port in New London [Download] ➶ Invisible Wounds By Kay Douglas – Lavons.co.uk Connecticut ❮Download❯ ➽ A City Possessed ➸ Author Lynley Hood – Lavons.co.uk where the Africans were held for trial in New Haven Led by President Van Buren [Reading] ➿ Her Husbands Mistake Author Sheila O& – Lavons.co.uk the pro slavery American government maintained that the Africans were Spanish property and should by returned to Havana to be tried for murder ❰EPUB❯ ✺ Mr Dove Über Den Wassern Author Maurice Shadbolt – Lavons.co.uk but members of the fledgling abolitionist movement forced a series of trials to win their freedom ➳ [Reading] ➶ Squirmy Wormy By Lynda Farrington Wilson ➩ – Lavons.co.uk culminating at the Supreme Court ➮ [Ebook] ➩ Honeymoon By Sacha J. Witt ➺ – Lavons.co.uk where the Amistads were defended by former President John Quincy Adams Good historical fiction non fiction I actually preferred the parts that readlike non fiction direct quotes from the legal proceedings, etc Based on true events, but with some creative license around dialogue and composite characters A short, worthy read. This is a captivating historical novel, efficiently researched and written by David Pesci Singbe and many other Africans had been kidnapped from their native land, made to board a ship, and were held captive After they had entered another ship, the Amistad, they rose up against their masters Later, they were captured and ended up in the United States where they underwent a lengthy trial, with the help of an excellent defense I won t spoil the rest except to say this was an excellent look int This is a captivating historical novel, efficiently researched and written by David Pesci Singbe and many other Africans had been kidnapped from their native land, made to board a ship, and were held captive After they had entered another ship, the Amistad, they rose up against their masters Later, they were captured and ended up in the United States where they underwent a lengthy trial, with the help of an excellent defense I won t spoil the rest except to say this was an excellent look into our history I have read many books on the trans Atlantic slave trading and it s brutalities but none of them bares it all like Amistad.I ve never read about America s involvement in the abolitionist movement not to talk of them returning the Mendes to their homes. Incredible true story about a ship taken over and the shennanigans of the greedy slavers Masterly This is a look at history, not historical but pretty close and readers can image this being a true story. Very interesting. I book this book from a library sale last year I finally got around to finishing it today This book was pretty good to be fiction I am going to find read the true story of this incident I book this book from a library sale last year I finally got around to finishing it today This book was pretty good to be fiction I am going to find read the true story of this incident This review has also been posted toand edwardrickford.com I first learned about Amistad in middle school when we took time out of class to watch Spielberg s Amistad If I remember correctly, we only saw part of the movie but I struggle to remember exactly how much In any case, I cannot say I found the movie particularly moving I really enjoyed Spielberg s historical films like Saving Private Ryan and Schindler s list but Amistad just did not click with me I did, however, find the c This review has also been posted toand edwardrickford.com I first learned about Amistad in middle school when we took time out of class to watch Spielberg s Amistad If I remember correctly, we only saw part of the movie but I struggle to remember exactly how much In any case, I cannot say I found the movie particularly moving I really enjoyed Spielberg s historical films like Saving Private Ryan and Schindler s list but Amistad just did not click with me I did, however, find the case interesting and was glad I learnedabout the case in some of my American history classes in college It was not until I read David Pesci s Amistad, however, that I felt like I gained a truly rich understanding of this unique historical incident.Told primarily from the perspective of Singbe, a Mende tribesman abducted and sold into slavery, the story starts with the Amistad ship en route to the Caribbean In terms of establishing proper context, it is important to note that the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade was technically illegal at this time so the slavers must take great pains to avoid detection The upside for the smugglers, however, is that demand for slaves remains skyhigh on the plantations which all but ensures a great profit, as long as they can make it to a Western seaport alive Singbe and the other enslaved Africans have only a vague notion of what awaits them on the other side of the Atlantic, but they are not about to trust their well being to slavers They are at first powerless to improve their situation but Singbe comes into possession a small item which could change everything a loose nail He quickly takes possession of this invaluable treasure and uses it to unlock his manacles, as well as the manacles of those locked below with him The slavers are woefully unprepared for a revolt and the abducted Africans quickly gain control of the ship.As it turns out, they have not departed the metaphorical woods just yet Only the slavers know how to operate the ship which begs a terrible question can the leaders of the slave revolt trust the men who tried to sell them into slavery They are contemptible men to be sure but Singbe, unofficial leader of the slave revolt, reasons that everyone on board hopes to make landfall so he grudgingly allows the surviving slavers to assist with navigation It ends up being a costly mistake and the smugglers secretly navigate the ship towards a nearby slave country which just so happens to be the United States Singbe and the other Africans are arrested by American forces and thereafter put on trial for murder The subsequent trial comprises the bulk of the novel and features cameos from major historical figures like John Quincy Adams as well as many lesser known historical figures.I love a good courtroom drama as much as the next person, but it s the final few chapters of the book I remember most At this point in the story, the trial is concluded but the abducted Africans are totally destitute and lack the means to return to West Africa Fortunately, an anti slavery society has agreed to help raise funds for their return and the Amistads tour New England to solicit funds The Amistads prove to be a major draw with the abolitionist crowd and as they inch closer to their explicit goal, the partnership between the anti slavery society and the Amistads begin to fray The former is dedicated to the abolition of slavery nationwide and believe the Amistads should play a key role in that struggle on account of their unique popularity with audiences The Amistads, however, are concerned first and foremost with returning home and have little interest in serving as spokesmen for the abolitionist cause if it will delay their ability to return home.Ultimately, the anti slavery society makes good on their promise but the conflict raises interesting questions Are the Amistads selfish for not doingto help the abolitionist cause Are the abolitionists selfish for asking so much of the Amistads I don t think there is a simple yes or no for either question and that s what makes the ending of Amistad powerful for me The book is available onand can be requested at most libraries and I recommend it to anyone interested in West African history, legal history, or American history Very VERY good historical fiction It ll make you smile and cry It ll make you angry and it ll make you proud of some historical figures and hate others even.


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