The Cargo Rebellion: Those Who Chose Freedom based on the true story of the 1852 Robert Bowne Rebellion
The Cargo Rebellion: Those Who Chose Freedom is a new graphic novel of the 1852 Robert Bowne Rebellion in which indentured Chinese men overthrew their American captor and slave trader. The graphic novel by Ben Barson, Jason Oliver Chang, and Alexis Dudden is raising funds on Kickstarter now.
Bold and exciting, this graphic tale of mutiny on the high seas tells the true story of the Robert Bowne Rebellion of 1852—in which indentured Chinese men overthrew their captor and slave trader the American businessman Captain Leslie Bryson. This stand against American capitalism and the global economy that profited from exploitation and death. This often-overlooked part of history is brought to life through lively prose and meticulous research of archival material, with wonderful graphic illustration by Kim Inthavong. The Cargo Rebellion does lasting justice to the memory of the hundreds of thousands of Chinese and South Asian workers were indentured in the “coolie trade,” in hope of building a movement where human slavery can be abolished forever.
Published by PM Press, you can get a physical copy for just $17 and shipping.