Trade and Traders in Mid-Victorian Liverpool
Mercantile Business and the Making of a World Port
Graeme Milne is Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Liverpool.
Plan of the Mersey docks, c.1860 Preface List of tables List of figures 1. Introduction: Boom, bust, crisis and opportunity Part I: Patterns and contexts 2. Shipping in an era of transition and opportunity 3. Trade, diversification, regions and commodities 4. Accommodating diversity: Port infrastructure Part II: The dynamics of mercantile business 5. Function, specialisation and integration 6. Capital, credit, growth and control 7. Insecurity, information and reputation Part III: Institutions and influence 8. Constraint and opportunity: Government contracting 9. Interest, faction and port management 10. Conclusion: Trading in interesting times Notes on sources Notes on abbreviations Bibliography Index
Size: 234 x 156 mm
Publication: November 1, 2000