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Trade and Traders in Mid-Victorian Liverpool: Mercantile Business and the Making of a World Port

Graeme Milne

Abstract

This book charts the development of Liverpool's trade, shipping, and business culture in the third quarter of the nineteenth century. Using previously neglected evidence, it assesses the causes and consequences of major changes in the port's economy, and considers the activities of the international trading community that had to work in this complex business environment. Shipowners and merchants confronted difficult choices, whether in adopting the new steamship technology, diversifying into new commodity trades, competing for government contracts, or managing their port through the elected Me ... More

Keywords: business culture, port economy, trading community, steamship technology, commodity trades, government contracts

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780853236061
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846314261

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Graeme Milne, author