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

Title
The Zong [electronic resource] : a massacre, the law and the end of slavery / James Walvin.
ISBN
0300180756
9780300180756
0300125550
9780300125559
Published
New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2011.
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 248 pages) : illustrations, map
Local Notes
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Summary
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.
Variant and related titles
EBSCOhost eBook collection, Yale University Press.
Other formats
Print version: Walvin, James. Zong. New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2011
Format
Books / Online
Language
English
Added to Catalog
October 11, 2019
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Genre/Form
History.
Citation

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