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"Black Mutiny" is the historical retelling of one of our nation's most dramatic national crises. It is one among many historical sources used in the development of the new motion picture "Amistad." Written as a novel in 1953 by William A. Owens, this is one historian's view of the Amistad mutiny. Based on U.S. government documents, court records, official and personal corr"Black Mutiny" is the historical retelling of one of our nation's most dramatic national crises. It is one among many historical sources used in the development of the new motion picture "Amistad." Written as a novel in 1953 by William A. Owens, this is one historian's view of the Amistad mutiny. Based on U.S. government documents, court records, official and personal correspondence, diaries, and newspaper accounts, it tells the true story of 53 illegally enslaved Africans who revolted against their captors. After the Amistad was intercepted and seized by the United States Navy, the imprisoned Africans were forced to stand trial for mutiny and murder in a case that reached the Supreme Court.With its impassioned plea for freedom for all people, "Black Mutiny" brilliantly recreates a critical moment in America's racial history more than twenty years before the Civil War and the Emancipation Proclamation. It is a rousing and unforgettable story of oppression, justice, and the precious cost of human dignity....

Title : Black Mutiny: The Revolt on the Schooner Amistad
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ISBN : 9781574780048
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 352 Pages
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Black Mutiny: The Revolt on the Schooner Amistad Reviews

  • Fareeda
    2018-11-18 15:55

    This book was very well written. The "justice" system the Mendis experienced then, is not much different than it is today, for black folks. I found it interesting that even in spite of being freed, they weren't immediately free, as they had a purpose for the white missionaries (to rid of their pagan ways and spread the gospel of Christ). The struggle for power between the freed men, black and white, was tough to read. Since the blacks were freed, they should not have been subjected to almost another yr in a Foreign land. But again, they were needed to serve the purpose of whites and were never really freed.

  • Conrad
    2018-12-11 13:51

    great book.

  • HeavyReader
    2018-11-21 11:05

    I read this book around the time the movie Amistad came out. I don't remeber much about the book. I thought is was enlightening when I read it.