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The Brokers and the Broken: The nearest truth about Liverpool’s cotton brokers

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/9781789622492.003.0008
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter elaborates on the anecdotal evidence of the previous chapter. It includes a study of members of the Liverpool Cotton Brokers’ Association and how they operated. The most powerful ... More


A Toll Booth on the Mersey: How Liverpool enriched itself at Manchester’s expense

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/9781789622492.003.0007
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter describes how the raw cotton trade was financed, before showing that – despite a drastically reduced volume – the vast rise in price meant that the value of raw cotton imports was ... More


Introduction

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/9781789622492.003.0001
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter describes the objectives of the book. No full-length work exists on the crisis in the British cotton trade during the American Civil War, and the only substantial study of the raw cotton ... 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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