Jews, Church, & Civilization V

INTRODUCTION

representing a milestone in the return to halacha (Jewish law) as the pivot of Jewish life.”

Judaica Press Online, http://www.judaicapress.com/product_info.php?products_id=413&osCsid=175f5c3c6624aa66d208a640c2a6e83f (accessed June 25, 2009)

1839 CE: AMISTAD

–Black slave revolt

Britannica –

“(July 2, 1839), slave rebellion that took place on the slave ship Amistad near the coast of Cuba and had important political and legal repercussions in the American abolition movement. The mutineers were captured and tried in the United States, and a surprising victory for the country’s antislavery forces resulted in 1841 when the U.S. Supreme Court freed the rebels. A committee formed to defend the slaves later developed into the American Missionary Association (incorporated 1846). On July 2, 1839, the Spanish schooner Amistad was sailing from Havana to Puerto Príncipe, Cuba, when the ship’s unwilling passengers, 53 slaves recently abducted from Africa, revolted. Led by Joseph Cinqué, they killed the captain and the cook but spared the life of a Spanish navigator, so that he could sail them home to Sierra Leone. The navigator managed instead to sail the Amistad generally northward. Two months later the U.S. Navy seized the ship off Long Island, New York, and towed it into New London, Connecticut. The mutineers were held in a jail in New Haven, Connecticut, a state in which slavery was legal.”

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online, http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/20842/Amistad–mutiny#ref=ref260463 (accessed July 1, 2009)

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