Journals Higher Education
Important OUP's Response to COVID-19 Learn more



Published: 28 February 2021

256 Pages | 9 black and white halftones including black and white photographs

9 x 6 inches

ISBN: 9781789622492

Also Available As:


Bookseller Code (06)

Losing the Thread

Cotton, Liverpool and the American Civil War

Jim Powell

Liverpool University Press

  • The first full-length study of the effect of the American Civil War on the British cotton trade
  • The most complete account of the operation of the Liverpool raw cotton market
  • A unique insight into the greed and machinations of Liverpool's cotton brokers
  • Lifts the lid on sympathies in Liverpool during the American Civil War
  • Explains Britain's fatal dependence on slave-grown American cotton