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Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848) Argument of John Quincy Adams, before the Supreme Court of the United States : in the case of the United States, appellants, vs. Cinque, and others,...

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03809 Author/Creator: Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Pamphlets Date: 1841 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: ... (title continues) Africans, captured in the schooner Amistad, by Lieut. Gedney, delivered on the 24th of February and 1st of March, 1841: with a review of the case of the Antelope, reported in the 10th, 11th, and 12th volumes of Wheaton’s Reports. Published by Seth Williston Benedict. Reprinted in 1969 by Arno Press, also available on microfilm.

People: Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848.
Benedict, Seth Williston, 1803-1869.

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: President, Law, Supreme Court, Slave Rebellion, Slavery, Africa African American History, Civil Rights, Maritime, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Slave Trade, Amistad

Sub Era: Age of Jackson