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Amistad's Orphans: An Atlantic Story of Children, Slavery, and Smuggling

Benjamin N Lawrance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300198454
eISBN:
9780300210439
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198454.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The lives of six African children, ages nine to sixteen, were forever altered by the revolt aboard the Cuban schooner La Amistad in 1839. Like their adult companions, all were captured in Africa and ... More


“Most Favourite Cargoes”: African Child Enslavement in the Nineteenth Century

Benjamin N. Lawrance

in Amistad's Orphans: An Atlantic Story of Children, Slavery, and Smuggling

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300198454
eISBN:
9780300210439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198454.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Nineteenth-century slave traders recognized children as effective tools with which to avoid new slave trading restrictions and prohibitions. This chapter explores the contextual perimeters of ... More


Introduction: The Orphans of La Amistad

Benjamin N. Lawrance

in Amistad's Orphans: An Atlantic Story of Children, Slavery, and Smuggling

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300198454
eISBN:
9780300210439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198454.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book traces the lives of six African children in an attempt to demonstrate that the lived experiences of slave children are indeed recoverable, arguing that the role of African child slaves in ... More


The Liberations of Amistad’s Orphans

Benjamin N. Lawrance

in Amistad's Orphans: An Atlantic Story of Children, Slavery, and Smuggling

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300198454
eISBN:
9780300210439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198454.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses how the mythology of blanket freedom, preserved by the landmark ruling of the Supreme Court, is a powerful narrative that eliminates the complexity of Amistad's orphans' ... More


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