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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


Epilogue: An Age of Child Enslavement

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/9780300198454.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book provides a way to stimulate debate about the nature and extent of child slavery and child smuggling in the nineteenth-century Atlantic. African historians have acknowledged the role 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 Journeys 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/9780300198454.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter employs the journeys of Amistad's orphans as a vehicle to distinguish myth from reality as part of investigating the complexity of child mobility in the nineteenth-century Atlantic ... 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


The Origins 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/9780300198454.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter reconstructs the origins of Amistad's orphans by studying various data (linguistic, ethnographic, and geographic) embedded in the children's narratives. The Amistad trial records served ... More


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