Sunday, July 2, 2017

Mutiny on the Amistad slave ship

Mutiny on the Amistad slave ship » 1839

The African captives took control of the ship, killing some of the crew and ordering the survivors to sail the ship to Africa. The Spanish survivors secretly maneuvered the ship north, and

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On June 28, 1839, 53 slaves recently captured in Africa left Havana, Cuba, aboard the Amistadschooner for a sugar plantation at Puerto Principe, Cuba. ... Ruiz and Montes were freed, and the Africans were imprisoned pending an investigation of the Amistad revolt.

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