Liverpool, the slave trade and the British-Atlantic empire, c. 1750–75
in The empire in one city?
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Liverpool's success has often been attributed to, and marred by, its being the leader in the slave trade after 1750. Thomas Case provides an illuminating case study of Liverpool's relationship with Britain's Atlantic empire. Despite his involvement in the transatlantic slave trade, amongst other things, Case was declared bankrupt in 1778. Case's involvement in the slave trade appears to have begun in 1754 when he went into partnership with Nicholas Southworth. The profits of the slave trade have always been highly contentious, and unfortunately Case and Southworth's records do not record the net profit of the whole enterprise. The mix of trade between slaves, dry goods and groceries in the Kingston house was a reflection of two main factors. The slave trade was a risky business, and the diversification of trade helped to mitigate that risk.

The empire in one city?

Liverpool’s inconvenient imperial past

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