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Title: Voyage of La Amistad: A Quest for Freedom
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Call Number: DVD 2009-34
Genre : Race And Racism
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Description: Story of the revolt by abducted Africans aboard the slave ship La Amistad and their trial in the American court system for being in violation of international law. Their case reached the Supreme Court and was aided by various abolitionists and the former president John Quincy Adams. Based on court documents and transcripts, letters written by the Africans and their lawyers, newspaper articles, and testimony from present-day scholars.
Keywords: H.D. Motyl; Slavery