Amistad

Amistad Amistad is the powerfully re imagined history of one of the country s first battles for civil rights In fifty three enslaved Africans led by a Mende rice farmer named Singbe Pieh staged a blood

  • Title: Amistad
  • Author: David Pesci
  • ISBN: 9781569247037
  • Page: 177
  • Format: Paperback
  • Amistad is the powerfully re imagined history of one of the country s first battles for civil rights In 1839 fifty three enslaved Africans, led by a Mende rice farmer named Singbe Pieh, staged a bloody rebellion on board the Amistad, a Spanish slaver from Cuba The Amistad was intercepted by U.S navy officers and towed to port in New London, Connecticut, where the AfricaAmistad is the powerfully re imagined history of one of the country s first battles for civil rights In 1839 fifty three enslaved Africans, led by a Mende rice farmer named Singbe Pieh, staged a bloody rebellion on board the Amistad, a Spanish slaver from Cuba The Amistad was intercepted by U.S navy officers and towed to port in New London, Connecticut, where the Africans were held for trial in New Haven Led by President Van Buren, the pro slavery American government maintained that the Africans were Spanish property and should by returned to Havana to be tried for murder, but members of the fledgling abolitionist movement forced a series of trials to win their freedom, culminating at the Supreme Court, where the Amistads were defended by former President John Quincy Adams.

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    1. There are several books out there detailing the history behind the case of the black men aboard the ship the Amistad. This novel, by David Pesci, is a historical fiction. Pesci has taken the facts of the case and used his imagination to create the parts of the story we don’t know.The main protagonist in this fictionalization is Singbe – or Joseph Cinque, as the American courts called him. He was a Mende rice farmer captured and sold onto a slave ship bound for Cuba. When purchased in Cuba, a [...]




    2. I book this book from a library sale last year. I finally got around to finishing it today. This book was pretty good to be fiction. I am going to find & read the true story of this incident.


    3. Amistad takes place in 1839 where a group of slaves revolt in a ship called the Amistad. In Spanish it means friendship. The author uses detail and sources of the Amistad case that was settled in the Supreme Court of the United States. This case ensured if the slaves should be returned home or handed to Spanish authorities.


    4. This is one of those books that make me glad that I participate in my local library’s book group! I would never have gone out of my way to read this book and I surprisingly enjoyed it. I’ve done like I did with Dances with Wolves and broken down this post into the book and movie sections. I don’t think I will add a book group recap unless something really bad happens like with Dances with Wolves.The BookI guess I shouldn’t be surprised anymore that I’m enjoying the books selected for b [...]


    5. Historical fiction regarding the slave mutiny on the Amistad. I'd never heard of this. Africans being transported to Cuba to be sold into slavery manage to take over the ship and kill most of the crew transporting them. One slave trader knew how to sail the ship so the Africans put him on night duty. The slave trader tricked them and wound up getting the ship to America. There the slaves were put in jail and had to fight in court for their freedom. A treaty that had been signed between England, [...]


    6. The Amistad is a dramatic fictional take around the historical facts of the actual case. The Amistad case did happen, but some characters and newspaper accounts and stories were made up. Joseph Cinque' and his crew of men and women were taken into custody by the USA due to being found on the waters by the US Navy. This story created extreme controversy in the 1830's relating to slavery, racism, injustice, foreign, and domestic opposition. The story is beautifully told by David Pesci, who recount [...]


    7. Read this for African Book Group and then saw movie. I wasn't that impressed with Pesci's narrative skills. I didn't think the characters came alive. I wish he had written this as narrative non-fiction instead of a novel. He obviously did a lot of research, but I was always wondering what was factual and what was fiction. Still it's a great story, to me it just wasn't as gripping in the telling as I felt it should be. Still glad I read it.


    8. This was a novel about the Amistad slave ship and court case. Most of it read like non-fiction, on the dry side. The first half was about the Africans' journey to Cuba, then being put on the Amistad, rebelling, and trying to set out for Africa then winding up of the coast of New York, instead. The second half was about the legal battle in the US court system. I enjoyed the legal wrangling quite a bit.


    9. this book makes me so mad but it is very historical. she shines light on how Hispanics had a deep role in the African slave trading and so does the movie. they were just as nasty as whites, native americans, Africans. I think they were a little worse. but this is the only one I read and this the only one I own.


    10. This book is very endearing and shows how if you have a goal, if you live long enough it can be achieved. The leader of the group would have probably tried to get back home again even if they had sent him and the others back to S. America. This book is very educational and I learned a lot. Very inspirational.


    11. Wow! For all your AAES teachers out there, I high suggest you read this book. It was so interesting to read all the events surrounding Amistad. I know you can watch the movie, but I really liked the book. I am going to put it in my office if anyone wants to borrow.


    12. I thought that this book brought to light a different side to slavery that was unknown to me. Singbe's determination to get justice for the wrong done against him and the other men is admiring. One thing that I did not like about this book is how long the plot took to unfold.







    13. Fabulous book. It was published many years ago and I finally got around to reading it. It's historical fiction and covers and interested piece of important history.


    14. An amazing true story. Artistic license has been taken to flesh out this narrative of course, but it's still a good read.



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