Liverpool and Transatlantic Slavery

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Liverpool and Transatlantic Slavery

2007

December 1st, 2007

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Newly available in paperback, this edition is an important volume of international significance, drawing together contributions from some of the leading scholars in the field and edited by a team headed by the acclaimed historian David Richardson. The book sets Liverpool in the wider context of transatlantic slavery and addresses issues in the scholarship of transatlantic slavery, including African agency and trade experience. Emphasis is placed on the human characteristics and impacts of transatlantic slavery. It also opens up new areas of debate on Liverpool’s participation in the slave trade and helps to frame the research agenda for the future.

Newly available in paperback, this edition is an important volume of international significance, drawing together contributions from some of the leading scholars in the field and edited by a team headed by the acclaimed historian David Richardson. The book sets Liverpool in the wider context of transatlantic slavery and addresses issues in the scholarship of transatlantic slavery, including African agency and trade experience. Emphasis is placed on the human characteristics and impacts of transatlantic slavery. It also opens up new areas of debate on Liverpool’s participation in the slave trade and helps to frame the research agenda for the future. ‘Anyone seeking a clear, balanced and thoughtful presentation of the issues surrounding one of the most shameful episodes of human history could not do better than to arm themselves with a copy of this absorbing and well-edited book.’ Urban History Journal ‘Undoubtedly of use to anyone who has more than a passing interest in the role the African slave trade played in developing one of the Atlantic World’s most prominent ports.’ Journal of African History

New in paperback, this important volume draws together contributions from some of the leading scholars in the field. The book sets Liverpool in the wider context of transatlantic slavery and addresses issues including African agency, trade experience, human characteristics and the impacts of transatlantic slavery, opening up debate on Liverpool’s participation in the slave trade and helping to frame the research agenda for the future.

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About The Author

Anthony Tibbles is Emeritus Keeper of Slavery History, National Museums Liverpool.

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Table of Contents
Section TitlePagePrice
Title Page3
Contents5
Preface7
Notes on Contributors9
Introduction: Liverpool, the African Slave Trade and Abolition Thirty Years On11
1: Liverpool’s Dominance in the British Slave Trade, 1740-180724
2: African Agency and the Liverpool Slave Trade53
3: Human Capital in the British Slave Trade76
4: Liverpool’s Slave Trade to the Colonial Chesapeake: Slaving on the Periphery108
5: The Liverpool Slave Trade, Lancaster and its Environs128
6: The Atlantic Slave Trade and African Ethnicities in Seventeenth-Century Jamaica148
7: The Wealth and Social Aspirations of Liverpool’s Slave Merchants of the Second Half of the Eighteenth Century174
8: ‘Cemented by the Blood of a Negro’? The Impact of the Slave Trade on Eighteenth-Century Liverpool237
9: Commerce, Civilization and Christianity: The Development of the Sierra Leone Company262
10: Abolitionism in Liverpool287
Index307