Author Chase-Riboud's Book
Echo of Lions
Chase-Riboud gives a historical-fiction account of the slave trade and tells the story of one group of individuals who beat incredible odds and changed the course of American history. Joseph Cinque and 53 other Africans are captured and shipped to America on the Amistad, a slave ship. Seeing the chance for revolt, the men take over the ship while still at sea; when they land in America, the survivors are treated as barbarians and charged with murder and ...