The Resource Amistad, David Pesci

Amistad, David Pesci

Label
Amistad
Title
Amistad
Statement of responsibility
David Pesci
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Amistad is the powerfully re-imagined history of one of the country's first battles for civil rights. In 1839 fifty-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 U.S. 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."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pesci, David
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3566.E736
LC item number
A65 1997
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adams, John Quincy
  • Amistad (Schooner)
  • Slave insurrections
  • Trials (Mutiny)
  • Slave trade
Target audience
adult
Label
Amistad, David Pesci
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
292 p.
Isbn
9781569247488
Lccn
96054050
System control number
  • OCM36159570
  • CARL036159570
Label
Amistad, David Pesci
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
292 p.
Isbn
9781569247488
Lccn
96054050
System control number
  • OCM36159570
  • CARL036159570

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