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Kindred Distress: Famine, Commodities, and Convulsion

Zach Sell

in Trouble of the World: Slavery and Empire in the Age of Capital

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781469661346
eISBN:
9781469660479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469661346.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines how famine in India’s North-Western Provinces and the Lancashire cotton famine were intertwined. Engaging with a long-standing and extensive historiographical debate over the ... More


Unfathomed Depths; Uncharted Mountains: Why the cotton famine was not caused by pre-war over-production

Jim Powell

in Losing the Thread: Cotton, Liverpool and the American Civil War

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781789622492
eISBN:
9781800852112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622492.003.0005
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter investigates Britain’s cotton supply and usage during the war. It examines all the issues that have been misinterpreted or ignored: cotton imports, bale weights, cotton re-exports, ... More


Losing the Thread: Cotton, Liverpool and the American Civil War

Jim Powell

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781789622492
eISBN:
9781800852112
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622492.001.0001
Subject:
History, Economic History

Losing the Thread is the first full-length study of the effect of the American Civil War on Britain’s raw cotton trade and on the Liverpool cotton market. It details the worst crisis in the British ... More


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