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The Zong : a massacre, the law and the end of slavery

Author: James Walvin
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On November 29, 1781, Captain Collingwood of the British ship Zong commanded his crew to throw overboard one-third of his cargo: a shipment of Africans bound for slavery in America. This book examines the deplorable killings on the Zong, the lawsuit that ensued, and how the murder of 132 slaves affected debates about slavery.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Walvin
ISBN: 9780300125559 0300125550
OCLC Number: 701242184
Description: 248 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: A painting and a ship --
The city built on slavery --
Crews and captives --
The making of the Zong --
All at sea --
An open secret --
In the eyes of the law --
A matter of necessity --
In the wake of the Zong --
Abolition and after --
Remembering the Zong.
Responsibility: James Walvin.

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