New PDF release: Amistad's Orphans: An Atlantic Story of Children, Slavery,

By Benjamin Nicholas Lawrance

The lives of six African little ones, a while 9 to 16, have been perpetually altered by means of the riot aboard the Cuban schooner La Amistad in 1839. Like their grownup partners, all have been captured in Africa and illegally bought as slaves. during this attention-grabbing 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 way of the historical drama, and casts new mild on unlawful nineteenth-century transatlantic slave smuggling.

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