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The novel Amistad is one that discusses a group of slaves that were originally transported from Africa by Spanish traders employed by Queen Isabella II These traders however claimed that these slaves came from Havanna Cuba The book reveals that these slaves were not unaccustomed to slavery in their own country Cinque said at one point that there were some people who were enslaved because of debts or other such problems He knew that he did not want to be a slave in America because of the way that he would be treated and he was somewhat ashamed to say that in his country his people had been enslaved as wellCinque knew that slavery was wrong and that he would not like to be one because of the mistreatment that they received in America and in other places It seems like a double standard that these transported slaves were used to the idea of slavery in their own country but thought that it was unfair for anyone else to make them slaves During the trial the prosecutor also believed that this was a little strange and he tried to use it against them to say that slavery was not wrong it was a part of life in the entire worldCinque was the speaker for the rest of the slaves that had been transported and he told an account of what his people had to go through while they were on the ship called Amistad and even before that when they were on the original ship called the Tecora They were brought to America on the vessel La Amistad and were supposed to be sold The treatment on the Tecora was not pleasant at all any many slaves died in ways that were much more than torturous Living space was tight and very confined and with that many people shoved that close together sickness rampaged Food was scarce and those who were lucky enough to receive
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