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  • Enfeeble African Slaves
    298 words
    Amistad Throughout the study of world history, the ideology of 'divide and conquer'; is studied and glorified as the most effective strategy for colonialism. The institution of slavery and the transporting of Africans across the ocean to serve as slaves in the 'New World'; depict the most blatant use of coerced division in the Europeans efforts to completely enfeeble African slaves. The middle passage portrays the Europeans efforts to divide African cultures by separating the slaves so that they...
  • Africans
    450 words
    In 1839, Seng be Pie, who later became known as Cinque, was captured and taken as a slave. He his sold several times until eventually he comes into the hands of Spanish slave traders. Even though at that time, every European nation had signed treaties declaring slaves were no longer to be taken from Africa, the profits were so large that many Europeans flouted the laws. Cinque and the rest of the slaves then are loaded onto the ship and carried across the "middle passage" to Cuba where they are ...
  • Revolt On The Slave Ship Amistad
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    AMISTAD Amistad is a recreation of the true story about a 1839 slave revolt on a small Spanish schooner, La Amistad, ironically the Spanish word for 'friendship. ' Spielberg does a great job in recreating the Amistad revolt that spurred a series of trials beginning in the lower courts of Connecticut and ultimately ending in the Supreme Court. Events following the revolt raise controversial questions about slavery and freedom. This case not only marks a milestone for Abolitionists in their fight ...
  • Africans As Their Property
    488 words
    In April of 1839, a group of militant Portuguese abducted a group of 53 Africans, and shipped them to Havana, Cuba. In June of 1839, the Africans were purchased as slaves by four Spaniards and put on the schooner La Amistad (Spanish for 'the friendship'; ) for a voyage to Principe, an island republic, off the west coast of Africa, in the Gulf of Guinea. During this voyage, in the summer of 1839, the Africans performed mutiny on the ship, led by Cinque (Dji mon Hounsou), they kill two of the crew...
  • Africans Case
    381 words
    In the beginning of the movie Amistad, slave hunters abducted a large group of Africans from Sierra Leone in Africa and shipped them to Cuba to be traded. The Africans were purchased by Spanish men and put aboard a ship called Amistad. This abduction and trade violated treaties that then existed, because you could not be bought or sold as a slave unless you were a natural-born slave, which they were not. During the journey overseas, the Africans seized the ship, killed the head crewmembers, and ...
  • Spanish O Portugese And African Ideas
    1,226 words
    Property vs. Morality The dispute arising over the Amistad can be looked at in two ways; in terms of property or in terms of morality. Property is a simple concept which most people can understand. Property is considered a tangible object that is owned or in possession of another person. Examples of property include furniture, livestock and at one pion t in history human beings. Morality on the other hand is not nearly as simple an idea as property. Morals often depend on an individuals on belie...
  • Amistad Africans In The Film
    720 words
    Amistad Review Steven Spielberg's Amistad was a compelling movie made with dignity. It also had the support of an outstanding cast. Spielberg once again took on the challenge of producing a sad story without the common heroes that we are accustomed to in our more typical films. Although their are changes in the film, the basic facts are in order. These changes are only meant to enhance the film's dramatic force. The Amistad involves a group of some 40 Africans who were captured and placed on La ...

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