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Amistad: A Long Road to Freedom: A Thirst for Freedom Walter Dean Myers

Amistad: A Long Road to Freedom: A Thirst for Freedom

Walter Dean Myers

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ISBN : 9780613443753
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In 1839, there was a rebellion on the slave ship Amistad. In a bloody struggle, the African captives aboard rebelled against their kidnappers and declared mutiny. While trying to sail the ship home, the Africans accidentally ended up in New York.MoreIn 1839, there was a rebellion on the slave ship Amistad. In a bloody struggle, the African captives aboard rebelled against their kidnappers and declared mutiny. While trying to sail the ship home, the Africans accidentally ended up in New York. They were later imprisoned and put on trial for murder. Award-winning author Walter Dean Myerss probing look at this triumph over indignity and injustice shows the events effect on the country America has become.With characteristic scholarship, clarity, insight, and compassion, Myers presents readers with the facts and the moral and historical significance of the Amistad episode. (School Library Journal)