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Amistad : a long road to freedom, Walter Dean Myers

Label
Amistad : a long road to freedom
Title
Amistad
Title remainder
a long road to freedom
Statement of responsibility
Walter Dean Myers
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Traces the 1839 revolt of Africans against their Spanish captors aboard the slave ship Amistad, their landing in the United States and arrest for piracy and murder, and trials which ended in their acquittal by the Supreme Court. In 1839, the slave ship "Amistad" set sail on a short voyage from one end of Cuba to the other. During the journey, the illegally enslaved Africans revolted and seized control of the ship. Hoping to sail back to Africa, the passengers wound up in America where they were put on trial. In "The Amistad Affair", Newbery Honor author Walter Dean Myers explores the issues surrounding the imprisonment and trial of the "Amistad" captives
Summary
Traces the 1839 revolt of Africans against their Spanish captors aboard the slave ship Amistad, their landing in the United States and arrest for piracy and murder, and trials which ended in their acquittal by the Supreme Court
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
241137
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973/.0496
  • 326/.0973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E447
LC item number
.M94 1998
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1050
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
pre adolescent
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a long road to freedom
Label
Amistad : a long road to freedom, Walter Dean Myers
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Background -- Mendeland, West Africa -- Lieutenant Thomas R. Gedney -- Battle begins -- In the courts -- What is freedom?
Control code
79636
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
99 p.
Isbn
9780525459705
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
98009283
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm38247577
  • (OCoLC)38247577
Label
Amistad : a long road to freedom, Walter Dean Myers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Background -- Mendeland, West Africa -- Lieutenant Thomas R. Gedney -- Battle begins -- In the courts -- What is freedom?
Control code
79636
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
99 p.
Isbn
9780525459705
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
98009283
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm38247577
  • (OCoLC)38247577

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