The Case of the Slave Ship Amistad'
Thus began "the Amistad affair", which, reports Mary Cable, "was to bedevil the diplomatic relations of the United States, Spain and England for a generation; intensify bitterness over the question of slavery; and at one of its most dramatic points, lead an ex-President (John Quincy Adams) to go before the Supreme Court and castigate the administration" in an eloquent plea for the slaves' freedom. In her fascinating and carefully researched account, Cable takes us right to the heart of these complex matters, dramatically replaying an amazing series of events that converged to form a uniquely exciting and challenging chapter in American history.
Penguin Books, 9780140046946, 192pp.
Publication Date: December 8, 1977