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The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom by Marcus Rediker (review)

The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom by Marcus Rediker (review) REVIEWS effort taken toward finding them in the historical record should serve as a lesson in social history research to readers at all levels. Br enna O'R our ke Ho lla nd is a PhD candidate at Temple University. Her dissertation, ``Free Market Family: Gender, Capitalism and the Life of Stephen Girard,'' traces the business and personal life of Philadelphia merchant-turned banker Stephen Girard and examines capitalism in the early American republic. The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom. By Marcus Rediker. (New York: Viking, 2012. Pp. 288. Cloth, $27.95.) Reviewed by Graham Russell Gao Hodges Stephen Spielberg's 1997 film account of the Amistad Revolt of 1839 begins with gripping scenes of enslaved people digging out with bare fingers the nails holding imprisoning irons. After those visceral images the movie settles into a familiar courtroom drama, leaving the flesh and blood world of the rising slaves behind. The film depended heavily on Howard Jones's Mutiny on the Amistad: The Saga of a Slave Revolt and its Impact on American Abolition, Law, and Diplomacy (New York, 1987). Jones emphasized the effect of the revolt on abolitionism and American politics and focused on the legal battle over http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Early Republic University of Pennsylvania Press

The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom by Marcus Rediker (review)

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REVIEWS effort taken toward finding them in the historical record should serve as a lesson in social history research to readers at all levels. Br enna O'R our ke Ho lla nd is a PhD candidate at Temple University. Her dissertation, ``Free Market Family: Gender, Capitalism and the Life of Stephen Girard,'' traces the business and personal life of Philadelphia merchant-turned banker Stephen Girard and examines capitalism in the early American republic. The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom. By Marcus Rediker. (New York: Viking, 2012. Pp. 288. Cloth, $27.95.) Reviewed by Graham Russell Gao Hodges Stephen Spielberg's 1997 film account of the Amistad Revolt of 1839 begins with gripping scenes of enslaved people digging out with bare fingers the nails holding imprisoning irons. After those visceral images the movie settles into a familiar courtroom drama, leaving the flesh and blood world of the rising slaves behind. The film depended heavily on Howard Jones's Mutiny on the Amistad: The Saga of a Slave Revolt and its Impact on American Abolition, Law, and Diplomacy (New York, 1987). Jones emphasized the effect of the revolt on abolitionism and American politics and focused on the legal battle over

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Journal of the Early RepublicUniversity of Pennsylvania Press

Published: Jan 28, 2014

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