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Trade and Traders in Mid-Victorian LiverpoolMercantile Business and the Making of a World Port$
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Graeme Milne

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780853236061

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846314261

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Interest, Faction and Port Management

Interest, Faction and Port Management

(p.196) Chapter 9 Interest, Faction and Port Management
Trade and Traders in Mid-Victorian Liverpool
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This chapter evaluates the connection between the trading community and the port authority. The interaction of factional interests with the scrutiny procedures of central government is important to understanding change in the port of Liverpool and the composition of the Dock Board and the behaviour of its members. Warehouse docks contributed to the immediate conflict between the port authority and important elements in the trading community. Warehouses were a perfectly legitimate venture for a port authority. The rise of steam led to a large shift in the factional profile of the trading community, as it did in any technological or economic sense. Steam's expansion and the rapid growth in the size of steamships assured that the connection between the steam owners and the Board would be a key component in the management of the port.

Keywords:   trading community, port authority, Liverpool, Dock Board, warehouse docks, steam, steamships

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