This Academic Lecture Series will explore a famous and dramatic
rebellion by 53 Africans aboard a Cuban slave ship in 1839: its
African origins and cultural logic; its American chapter, in which
the insurrectionists built an alliance with abolitionists and waged
a legal battle while in jail; and its Atlantic consequences, in
Europe, Africa, and the Americas.
Marcus Rediker is Distinguished Professor of Atlantic History at
the University of Pittsburgh. He is author of several books,
including The Slave Ship: A Human History (2007) and The Amistad
Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom (2012).
Date: Monday, October 7, 2013
Time: 1:50 - 3:15 PM
Location: D'Angelo Center Rm 407,