Liverpool shipping records: imports and exports, 1820-1900 - Part 2

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Title Liverpool shipping records: imports and exports, 1820-1900 - Part 2
Subject & Keywords Maritime history; trade; slavery; BOABRAW
Description The Livepool Customs Bills of Entry were printed broadsheets designed to provide factual information - primarily statistics - for merchants and other interested parties to keep abreast of the flow of commerce into and out of the port. Liverpool is an appropriate port for examining the details of ships and their cargoes in depth, for it rose significantly to become an important maritime centre during the eighteenth century. It was a rise that followed the pouring of millions of pounds by the wealthy city corporation into constructing wet docks that became the envy of other British ports. Liverpool shippers became significant traders in the Caribbean sugar and Chesapeake tobacco trades but, above all, in the African slave trade to the Americas, so that by 1800 Liverpool was the largest slave trading port in the world. In the nineteenth century the port of Liverpool grew even larger with industrialisation, the financing...
ISBN 9781851172788b
Contributor Liverpool Maritime Museum & Liverpool RO
Type Periodical
Source British Records on the Atlantic World, 1700-1900
Language Eng
Rights Digital images © 2013 Microform Academic Publishers, scanned & published with the permission of Liverpool City Council and the National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside. All rights reserved.
Publisher Microform Academic Publishers
Coverage 1861 - 1870
Created On 7th April, 2014 - 11:10am
Last Updated 7th April, 2014 - 11:10am
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