Amistad mutiny

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Historical Context Note

Enslaved Africans aboard the Spanish ship L'Amistad revolt. In 1841, the Supreme Court ruled that the Amistad captives had been illegally enslaved and set them free.
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Citation:
Editors. "Amistad mutiny". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=10895, accessed 31 August 2014.]