The Zong

A Massacre, the Law and the End of Slavery
Author(s): 
Walvin, James
ISBN: 
9780300125559
Date published: 
August 2011
Hardback
Price: 
£32.50

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.