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Zong Massacre: Slaves Thrown Overboard (1781) Options
Daemon
Posted: Sunday, November 29, 2015 12:00:00 AM
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Zong Massacre: Slaves Thrown Overboard (1781)

In 1781, overcrowding, disease, and malnutrition killed several crew members and dozens of African slaves being transported to Jamaica as "cargo" on the British slave ship Zong. Knowing that insurers would not compensate his employers for sick slaves or those dead from illness—but would offer compensation for drowned slaves—the ship's captain decided to throw more than 130 slaves overboard. What landmark decision resulted from the court case that followed? More...
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Posted: Sunday, November 29, 2015 2:01:46 AM

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This is f*cked-up beyond all comprehension and imagination. Shameful.
Good that it is recorded in history, and that it effected some positive change.
Robert Imgrat
Posted: Sunday, November 29, 2015 4:53:52 AM

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I have seen a movie Amistad, which in itself delivered message about the fate on slave ships. But it is hard to imagine, how to focus attention on systematic killing, perpetrated during a couple of days. While witnesses are slaves without a chance to resistance.
Elsayyed Hassan
Posted: Sunday, November 29, 2015 12:29:17 PM

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The Zong massacre was the mass murder of an estimated 132–142 enslaved Africans by the crew of the slave ship Zong in the days following 29 November 1781.[note 1] The ship was owned by the Gregson slave-trading syndicate, based in Liverpool, which participated in the Atlantic slave trade. As was common business practice, they had taken out insurance on the lives of the slaves as cargo. When the ship ran low on potable water following navigational mistakes, the crew threw slaves overboard into the sea to drown, part in order to ensure the survival of the rest of the boat's inhabitants, and in part to cash in on the insurance on the slaves, thus not losing money on the slaves which would have died from the lack of drinking water.
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This is beyond horrible...........
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