Amistad book review
Topics in U.S. History 1
March 25, 1998
The novel Amistad is one that discusses a group of slaves that were originally transported from Africa by Spanish traders employed by Queen Isabella II. These traders, however, claimed that these slaves came from Havanna, Cuba. The book reveals that these slaves were not unaccustomed to slavery in their own country. Cinque said at one point that there were some people who
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the ship pierces the empathetic nature of us as humans with feelings. This had the most impact on me as a historical account of slavery and made me nearly feel their pain. The strong imagery helped me to more fully understand what it must have been like for the slaves in those times. This novel is a very important and useful piece of literature in the understanding of slave trade and why it was outlawed.