United States V. the Amistad

United States V. the Amistad

The Question of Slavery in A Free Country

Book - 2004
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In 1839, 53 Africans were illegally purchased and shipped to the Caribbean on The Amistad. During the voyage, the Africans seized the ship and killed the captain and one crewmember. The ship was soon seized and the Africans were imprisoned. Though the murder charges were dismissed, the Africans were held in confinement as the question property rights was argued. When the Federal Court determined that the Africans were not legitimate property because they were illegally held as slaves, the case was heard by the Supreme Court.
Publisher: New York : Rosen Pub. Group, 2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780823940134
0823940136
Branch Call Number: J345.73023 C492H 2004
Characteristics: 64 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm

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