BOOK: Walvin on the British Slave Ship Zong

James Walvin.  The Zong: A Massacre, the Law and the End of Slavery. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2011. via publisher's website: 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. The captain … Continue reading BOOK: Walvin on the British Slave Ship Zong

Paton on Enslaved Women and Slavery circa 1807 (and more)

Posted at History in Focus, a 14 volume journal published by the Institute of Historical Research at the University of London.  [On the main page, the link to the issue on slavery is broken.  Access it here.] Excerpt below: This year's commemorations of the 200th anniversary of the passage of the British Act for the … Continue reading Paton on Enslaved Women and Slavery circa 1807 (and more)