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The Amistad rebellion: an Atlantic odyssey of slavery and freedom By Marcus Rediker. New York: Viking, 2012. Pp. 280. Paperback £20.00, ISBN 978-0-670-02504-6.

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  23 May 2014

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1 See Rediker, Markus, The slave ship: a human history, London: John Murray Publishers, 2007Google Scholar.

2 Frykman, N., Anderson, C., Voss, L. Heerma van, and Rediker, M., ‘Mutiny and maritime radicalism in the age of revolution: an introduction’, International Review of Social History, 58, supplement S21, 2013, p. 4Google Scholar.

3 M. Zeuske, (2014) ‘Rethinking the case of the schooner Amistad: contraband and complicity after 1808/1820’, Slavery and Abolition, 35, 1, 2014, p. 159Google Scholar.