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Through a Looking Glass: Olaudah Equiano and African Experiences of the British Atlantic Slave Trade

David Richardson

in Black Experience and the Empire

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199290673
eISBN:
9780191700569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290673.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter focuses on the movement of Africans to America on British slave ships. The exact number of British ships that participated in the slave trade will probably never be known, but in the 245 ... More


The Troubled Years: The Interwar Period

S.G. Sturmey

in British Shipping and World Competition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780986497322
eISBN:
9781786944528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497322.003.0004
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter examines British shipping in the interwar period, with the intent of understanding why tonnage levels had dropped to 5.1 million tons below the pre-war growth rate by 1939. It examines ... More


High Water: The Pre-1914 Period

S.G. Sturmey

in British Shipping and World Competition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780986497322
eISBN:
9781786944528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497322.003.0002
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter provides a history of the pre-1914 period in British shipping. It determines and summarises the four factors that led to British domination of the ocean as the extent of their colonial ... More


War and Reconstruction

S.G. Sturmey

in British Shipping and World Competition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780986497322
eISBN:
9781786944528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497322.003.0003
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter presents the effects of the First World War on the future of the British shipping industry. It examines shipping tonnage statistics to demonstrates Britain’s loss of three million tons ... More


The Chesapeake: The Forces Gather

Colin Pengelly

in Sir Samuel Hood and the Battle of the Chesapeake

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033136
eISBN:
9780813038780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033136.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the role of Samuel Hood in the Battle of the Chesapeake. It discusses the poor condition of the British ships, British forces search for the French and their decision to station ... More


“Provided they arrive in health”

Audra A. Diptee

in From Africa to Jamaica: The Making of an Atlantic Slave Society, 17751807

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034829
eISBN:
9780813038414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034829.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

In this chapter, it is suggested that, at least for the period under study, Jamaican purchasers did not make the buying of adult males their top priority when purchasing captives. Nor was their ... More


The Vital Spark: The British Coastal Trade, 1700-1930

John Armstrong

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780986497308
eISBN:
9781786944542
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497308.001.0001
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This book collects seventeen previously published essays by John Armstrong concerning the British coastal trade. Armstrong is a leading maritime historian and the essays provided here offer a ... More


Economics of Shipping Enterprises

S.G. Sturmey

in British Shipping and World Competition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780986497322
eISBN:
9781786944528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497322.003.0010
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter explores the economics of British shipping enterprises in relation to the necessary factors for economic expansion. It examines the economics of different ship types - cargo liners, ... More


The Structure of the British Industry

S.G. Sturmey

in British Shipping and World Competition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780986497322
eISBN:
9781786944528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497322.003.0014
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter provides a thorough account of the structure of the British shipping industry as it stood in 1960. It examines fleet ownership and provides a detailed summary of the eight liner ... More


The Question Answered

S.G. Sturmey

in British Shipping and World Competition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780986497322
eISBN:
9781786944528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497322.003.0015
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This final chapter returns to the original question laid out at the start of the volume: why the tonnage of British ships declined by an enormous amount between 1900 and 1960. It brings together the ... More


Shipping and Military Power in the Seven Years War: The Sails of Victory

David Syrett

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859897860
eISBN:
9781781380710
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859897860.0001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The Seven Years' War was the most successful in British history, with naval supremacy triumphantly asserted over France and Spain, and a vast new overseas empire conquered. This is the story of the ... More


The wider context of the seaport riots

in Black 1919: Riots, Racism and Resistance in Imperial Britain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312007
eISBN:
9781846315138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846312007.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explores the inter-locking causes of the seaport riots. These included the high level of post-war unemployment in the merchant navy and the tension caused in overcrowded ports by the ... More


The Problem Defined

S.G. Sturmey

in British Shipping and World Competition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780986497322
eISBN:
9781786944528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497322.003.0001
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter introduces the journal and its approach to the question of why the British shipping industry declined at tremendous rate between 1900 and 1960. It outlines the possible answers - the ... More


Competition or Co-operation in the Global Shipping Industry: The Origins and Impact of the Conference System for British Shipowners before 1914

Robert G. Greenhill

in Global Markets: The Internationalization of the Sea Transport Industries since 1850

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780968128848
eISBN:
9781786944801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128848.003.0003
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter assesses the role of conference system from its formation through to 1914. During the nineteenth century a sharp and persistent increase in competition between shipowners over trade and ... More


The Growth and Dissolution of a Large-Scale Business Enterprise: The Furness Interest, 1892-1919

Gordon Boyce

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780986497391
eISBN:
9781786944450
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497391.001.0001
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This book is an in-depth case study of the Furness Withy and Co Shipping Group, which operated both tramp and liner services and was one of the five major British shipping groups of the early ... More


Epilogue

in Black Salt: Seafarers of African Descent on British Ships

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318184
eISBN:
9781846317675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317675.014
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

It has been demonstrated in this book that seafarers of the African Diaspora have served British interests from at least the reign of the Tudors up to the present day. The black seafarers in Britain ... More


Reg Arnell, Board Member for Finance, British Shipbuilders Plc, 1977-1991

Anthony Slaven and Hugh Murphy (eds)

in Crossing the Bar: An Oral History of the British Shipbuilding, Ship Repairing and Marine Engine-Building Industries in the Age of Decline, 1956-1990

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781927869017
eISBN:
9781786944436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781927869017.003.0053
Subject:
History, Maritime History

Interview with Reg Arnell, Board Member for Finance, British Shipbuilders Plc, 1977-1991. Details experience working with British Shipbuilders Plc.


Furness' Shipping Services: Growth by Organic Means in the 1880s

Gordon Boyce

in The Growth and Dissolution of a Large-Scale Business Enterprise: The Furness Interest, 1892-1919

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780986497391
eISBN:
9781786944450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497391.003.0002
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter examines the growth of the Furness Group’s shipping services during the 1880s. It begins with an overview of British foreign trade between 1870 and 1901, citing population growth and ... More


Desertion, Dereliction and Destitution: The Travails of Stranded West African Seamen in the United Kingdom, ca. 1921-1934

Ayodeji Olukoju

in Navigating African Maritime History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780986497315
eISBN:
9781786944535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497315.003.0007
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This essay explores the lives of West African seamen stranded in Britain during the interwar years, the decline of the British shipping industry in the postwar colony, and the reluctance of colonial ... More


Reception at Constantinople

William St. Clair

in Lord Elgin and the Marbles

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192880536
eISBN:
9780191670596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192880536.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In November 1798 when the notion of establishing an embassy was initially discussed, the fundamental cause was clear as General Koehler was in charge of helping the Turks by land while Sir Sidney ... More


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