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Author Walvin, James, author.

Title The Zong : a massacre, the law and the end of slavery / James Walvin.

Imprint New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2011.

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Description 1 online resource (xi, 248 pages) : illustrations, map
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.
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.
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Subject Zong (Ship)
Zong (Ship)
Slave trade -- England -- Liverpool -- History -- 18th century.
Slave trade -- Jamaica -- History -- 18th century.
Slaves -- Violence against -- History -- 18th century.
Mass murder -- History -- 18th century.
Seafaring life -- History -- 18th century.
Trials -- England -- London -- History -- 18th century.
Marine insurance -- Great Britain -- History.
Slavery -- Law and legislation -- Great Britain -- History.
Antislavery movements -- Great Britain -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Walvin, James. Zong. New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2011 9780300125559 (DLC) 2011001489 (OCoLC)701242184
ISBN 9780300180756 (electronic bk.)
0300180756 (electronic bk.)