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Friday, 7 December 2012

BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY: SLAVERY AND THE SLAVE TRADE IN LIVERPOOL:

Liverpool was a major slaving port and it ships and merchants dominated the Tran-Atlantic Slave  Trade in the second half of the 18th century. The town and its inhabitants derived great civic and personal wealth from the trade which laid the foundation for the ports future growth. The growth of the trade was slow but solid, by the 1730s about 15 ships a year were leaving for Africa and this grew to about 50 a year in the 1750s rising to just over 100 in each of the early years of the 1770s.




































Liverpool dominance of the Slave Trade seem to be that the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. All the Principal Merchant and Citizens of Liverpool including many of the Lord Mayors were involved in the Slave Trade. Three quarters of the slave trade in Europe was done through Liverpool. Over all Liverpool ships transported half of the 3 million African Slaves carried across the Atlantic by British Slavers.