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History of the Amistad Captives

History of the Amistad Captives.pdf
A History of the Amistad Captives: Being a Circumstantial Account of the Capture of the Spanish Schooner Amistad.
A digitaly reprouduced copy of the book, “A History of the Amistad Captives: Being a Circumstantial Account of the
Capture of the Spanish Schooner Amistad.” This book “compiled from authentic sources” by John W. Barber (1798-
1885) , was published in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1840, and reports the trials in the lower courts, but not the
Supreme Court decision that freed the captives. The book contains biographical statements for each of the surviving
Africans, with illustrations, including profile portraits of each captive. This history also provides information on the
location of the Africans’ homes, their occupations, family, local government, involvement with slavery and the slave
trade, and details of their capture and sale.