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In Troubled Times: The Port of Liverpool, 1905-1938

Adrian Jarvis


This study provides a history of the Port of Liverpool between 1905 and 1938, during its decline. It is particularly interested in the history of the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board, Liverpool’s enormous and sole port authority. Adrian Jarvis contrasts the decision-making process of the Board with the financial history of the docks, in attempt to evaluate the Board successes and failures. The study accounts for and explores the factors which contributed to the decline of Liverpool’s shipping industry, with topics ranging from the growth of railways, the advances in shipping technology, the succ ... More

Keywords: Maritime Liverpool, Mersey Docks and Harbour Board, Port Authorities, Liverpool Shipping, Modern Ports, Shipping Technology, Liners, Port Expansion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780973007367
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780973007367.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adrian Jarvis, author