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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


A Stolen Life: Excerpts from the Narrative of William W. Brown, a Fugitive Slave, Written by Himself (1847)

James Marten

in Children and Youth in a New Nation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814757420
eISBN:
9780814759851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814757420.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter presents excerpts from a memoir written by William W. Brown, a former slave. His early life was shaped by two constants: the instability of his personal life and his determination to ... More


For Want of Twenty Cents: Children’s Rights and Protection

Beverly Bell

in Fault Lines: Views across Haiti's Divide

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452123
eISBN:
9780801468322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452123.003.0018
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines initiatives aimed at promoting children's rights and protection in Haiti in the post-earthquake era. In Haiti, about sixty-three children in every thousand die in the first year ... More


Phillis Wheatley (1753?–1784)

Lisa L. Moore, Joanna Brooks, and Caroline Wigginton (eds)

in Transatlantic Feminisms in the Age of Revolutions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199743483
eISBN:
9780190252830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199743483.003.0027
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Women's Literature

On July 11, 1761, Phillis Wheatley arrived in Boston as a young child slave and was raised by the family of her purchaser, John Wheatley. At the age of 12, Wheatley published her first poem in a ... More


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