Amistad: A Critical Interpretation
In 1839, slaves aboard the ship called Amistad revolted to win back their freedom at the same time sailing to one Cuban port from another. Their leader was Sengbe Pieh, better known as Joseph Cinque, who was a young Mende man. Most of the slaves had been captured from Seirra Leone and sold to Spanish slave traders. Eventually they won back their freedom in 1841, after two years of debating whether or not they should be returned to their homes in West Africa or remain so called "slaves" as Cuban property. The revolt had a great impact in the United States…
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