Book cover of The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom by Marcus Redikerby Marcus Rediker

“Vividly drawn . . . this stunning book honors the achievement of the captive Africans who fought for—and won—their freedom.”—The Philadelphia Tribune

A unique account of the most successful slave rebellion in American history, now updated with a new epilogue—from the award-winning author of The Slave Ship

In this powerful and highly original account, Marcus Rediker reclaims the Amistad rebellion for its true proponents: the enslaved Africans who risked death to stake a claim for freedom. Using newly discovered evidence and featuring vividly drawn portraits of the rebels, their captors, and their abolitionist allies, Rediker reframes the story to show how a small group of courageous men fought and won an epic battle against Spanish and American slaveholders and their governments. 

Interview with the Author

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Marcus Rediker “The Amistaed Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom” (Viking, 2012)
5/24/13        46 min

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The Amistad Rebellion
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