The Amistad Revolt: Memory, Slavery, and the Politics of Identity in the United States and Sierra Leone

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Contents
Acknowledgments ix
Introduction xi
PART ONE. REMEMBERING THE PAST
Chapter One. The Amistad Story in the American Context 3
Chapter Two. Slave Revolts and the Production of Identity 24
Chapter Three. The Amistad Returnees and the Mende Mission 53
PART TWO. REINVENTING THE PRESENT
Chapter Four. Sculpting History: African American
Burdens of Memory 71
Chapter Five. National Identity: The Dramatic Return
of Memory in Sierra Leone 98
Chapter Six. Hollywood Images, African Memories:
Spielberg’s Amistad and Sierra Leone Culture and Politics 119
Afterword 136
Notes 139
Works Cited 161
Index 175

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