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Author Osagie, Iyunolu Folayan
Title The Amistad Revolt : Memory, Slavery, and the Politics of Identity in the United States and Sierra Leone
Imprint Athens : University of Georgia Press, 2000
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- PART ONE. REMEMBERING THE PAST -- Chapter One. The Amistad Story in the American Context -- Chapter Two. Slave Revolts and the Production of Identity -- Chapter Three. The Amistad Returnees and the Mende Mission -- PART TWO. REINVENTING THE PRESENT -- Chapter Four. Sculpting History: African American Burdens of Memory -- Chapter Five. National Identity: The Dramatic Return of Memory in Sierra Leone -- Chapter Six. Hollywood Images, African Memories: Spielberg's Amistad and Sierra Leone Culture and Politics -- Afterword -- Notes -- Works Cited -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y
From journalism and lectures to drama, visual art, and the Spielberg film, this study ranges across the varied cultural reactions engendered by the 1839 Amistad slave ship revolt. Osagie, a native of Sierra Leone, digs deeply into the Amistad story to show the historical and contemporary relevance of the incident and its subsequent trials
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Osagie, Iyunolu Folayan The Amistad Revolt : Memory, Slavery, and the Politics of Identity in the United States and Sierra Leone Athens : University of Georgia Press,c2000 9780820322247
Subject Amistad (Schooner);Slave insurrections -- United States.;African Americans -- Race identity.;Group identity -- Political aspects -- United States.;Memory -- Social aspects -- United States.;Memory -- Social aspects -- Sierra Leone.;Freedmen -- Sierra Leone -- History -- 19th century -- Case studies
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