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Amistad by Steven Spielberg

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Published .
Written in English


  • Drama,
  • Human rights,
  • Slave trade,
  • Amistad (Schooner)

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After enslaved Africans overtake their captor"s ship and attempt to return to Africa, the ship, La Amistad, is seized and the captives face murder charges in the United States.

Edition Notes

Other titlesAmistad (Motion picture). French., Amistad (Motion picture). Portuguese., Amistad (Motion picture). Spanish., Amistad (Motion picture)
Statementproduced by Steven Spielberg, Debbie Allen, Colin Wilson ; written by David Franzoni ; directed by Steven Spielberg
ContributionsFreeman, Morgan, actor, Hawthorne, Nigel, actor, Hopkins, Anthony, 1937- actor
LC ClassificationsPN1997 .A447 2014
The Physical Object
Format[videorecording] /
Pagination1 videodisc (155 min.)
Number of Pages155
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26965326M
LC Control Number2014014052

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Mutiny on the Amistad: The Saga of a Slave Revolt and Its Impact on American Abolition, Law, and Diplomacy () is a history of a notable slave mutiny of and its aftermath, written by professor Howard Jones.. The book explores the events surrounding the slave mutiny on the Spanish schooner La Amistad in The ship was taken into United States custody off the south coast of Long Genre: Non-fiction. Amistad is a recreation of the true story about an slave revolt on a small Spanish schooner, La Amistad, ironically the Spanish word for “friendship.” Spielberg does a great job in recreating the Amistad revolt that spurred a series of trials beginning in the lower courts of . The National Park Service invites you to travel the Amistad. The Amistad was a Spanish schooner taken over by a group of captured Africans seeking to escape impending slavery in Cuba. It lobbed the country into a debate about slavery, freedom, and the meaning of citizenship. Amistad, New York, New York. likes · 64 talking about this. Publisher of works by and about people of African descent, on subjects and themes that have significant influence on the perspectives 5/5(2).

Dec 25,  · Amistad is the name of a slave ship travelling from Cuba to the U.S. in It is carrying a cargo of Africans who have been sold into slavery in /10(K). The information about The Amistad Rebellion shown above was first featured in "The BookBrowse Review" - BookBrowse's online-magazine that keeps our members abreast of notable and high-profile books publishing in the coming weeks. In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication. If you are the publisher or author of this book and feel. Oct 27,  · The Amistad Case took place in when 53 illegally purchased African slaves were being transported from Cuba to the U.S. aboard the Spanish . Northern States (such as New York and Connecticut). At the time of the Amistad incident in , there were millions of slaves in the South, but slavery was illegal in the North, where black people lived freely (although still as second class citizens). It is important to note .