Today, we will be discussing the difference between Philip’s rendition of Zong!, and J. M. W. Turner’s painting “Slave Ship.” The image can be found here, on the website for Boston’s Museum of Fine Art.

We will also be reading the first chapter of James Walvin’s book The Zong: A Massacre, the Law, and the End of Slavery, which can be found here on the Library’s Website. This chapter goes into the historical background surrounding both the legal case and the image.

Reminder: Reading Response 4 is due today, by the time class begins.