Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 September 2015

256 Pages | 13 Illustrations, black & white

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9781781381731

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The Earles of Liverpool

A Georgian Merchant Dynasty

Peter Earle

Liverpool University Press

  • Uses a single family to illustrate the growth of Liverpool.
  • Emphasises the fact that the slave trade, while very important, was by no means the only trade engaged in by Liverpool merchants.
  • Offers detailed descriptions of the operation of the slave trade, especially at Old Calabar in south-eastern Nigeria, and an emphasis on the fact that nearly all these slaves were sold to the Earles and other white merchants by local black slave traders.
  • Provides detailed descriptions of just what merchants and privateers did.
  • Integrates mercantile history with the history of privateering in Liverpool; the Earles and other merchants used profits made in privateering to finance their other trades.

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