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Ardency : a chronicle of the Amistad rebels / by Kevin Lowell Young.

Author/Creator:
Young, Kevin, 1970-
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, ©2011.
Format/Description:
Book
xiii, 249 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Amistad (Schooner) -- Poetry.
Slaves -- United States -- Poetry.
Slave insurrections -- United States -- Poetry.
Antislavery movements -- United States -- Poetry.
Amistad (Schooner)
Antislavery movements.
Slave insurrections.
Slaves.
United States.
Form/Genre:
Epic poetry.
Poetry genre.
Epic poetry.
Poetry.
Epic poetry.
Summary:
A poetic epic that tells the story of the slaves, most from Sierra Leone, who staged a mutiny, taking over the "Amistad" 1839, featuring the voices of the jailed rebels' African interpreter, the mutineers themselves in letters to their lawyer John Quincy Adams and others, and rebel leader Cinque.
Contents:
Book-keeping
Buzzard. Exodus ; Covey ; Misericordia ; Cut-up ; Advent ; Questioning ; Friendship ; Sightings ; Washington ; Experiment ; Greeting ; Blackmarket ; Tank ; Eyetooth ; Findings ; Easter ; Maroon ; Broadway ; Calling ; Soundings ; Revelations
Correspondance. New England primer ; Westville ; Speech ; New Haven ; Testimony ; Farmington ; Gospel ; Con. ; Scripture ; Boston, Mass. ; Sermon ; Gentleman ; Toast ; Freetown
Witness: a libretto. Processional ; Passages ; Captivity ; Conversions ; Merica, a minstrel show ; Manumissions ; Benedictions
After word, or, The mission & its fate. Wilson, logbook begun at sea, Westerly, off the Cape of Good Hope ; Steele, a last letter upon leaving Mende Land ; Raymond, diary of his final days with yellow fever ; Anon., sampler found at the abandoned mission, sewn in an unknown hand ; Thompson, progress report on the new mission, hereafter known as Mo Tappan ; Covey, deathbed confession, in delirium, written in dirt ; Sarah, letter from Oberlin College, Ohio, preparing to voyage to the mission.
ISBN:
9780307267641
0307267644
9780375711619
0375711619
OCLC:
635461180
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