June 23, 2009

The Amistad Mutiny: From the Court Case to the Movie

In 1839, a group of enslaved Africans bound for Cuba mutinied on their ship, the Amistad. They attempted to sail back to Africa, but ended up in the waters off New York, where they were recaptured and put on trial. Author Melissa Eisen Azarian explores the history behind the case, the trial, and the movie, Amistad, based on their fight for freedom. Illustrated with paintings from the period and stills from the movie.

Published in the Famous Court Cases That Became Movies series, 128 pages, full color, ISBN 978-0-7660-3054-1. For more information, visit Enslow Publishers Inc. at:

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