John Moss Of Otterspool 1782 1858

Author: Graham Trust
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781467894562
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This is the story of one of Liverpool's leading Georgian / Victorian businessmen. John Moss's dealings impacted on the lives of countless thousands on three continents. The recent discovery of 312 of his letters, unseen for over 150 years, has enabled new light to be shed on a lifetime of achievement. Moss's work brought him into dialogue with some of the greatest politicians of his day. Sir John Gladstone, William Ewart Gladstone, Sir Robert Peel, the Duke of Wellington, William Huskisson, William Wilberforce, William Roscoe and many more feature in this beautifully written biography. Railway Pioneer As the first chairman of the Liverpool & Manchester Railway, Moss was one of the pioneers who eventually established the supremacy of railways over canals. Working alongside the great engineers George Stephenson and Joseph Locke, he played a major part in bringing a national rail network into being and in exporting the same business model to Continental Europe. Slave Owner As the owner of 1,000 slaves, Moss had to react quickly to the mounting anti-slavery legislation which eventually brought about emancipation. Thereafter, with labour in short supply, he and John Gladstone shipped paid workers all the way from India to their West Indian sugar plantations; an immensely controversial act which proved the ultimate solution to the problem. Banker For more than 50 years, Moss guided his internationally renowned bank through chaotic financial times which make the credit crunch of the 2000s look like a storm in a tea cup.

Legacies Of British Slave Ownership

Author: Catherine Hall
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316061248
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This book re-examines the relationship between Britain and colonial slavery in a crucial period in the birth of modern Britain. Drawing on a comprehensive analysis of British slave-owners and mortgagees who received compensation from the state for the end of slavery, and tracing their trajectories in British life, the volume explores the commercial, political, cultural, social, intellectual, physical and imperial legacies of slave-ownership. It transcends conventional divisions in history-writing to provide an integrated account of one powerful way in which Empire came home to Victorian Britain, and to reassess narratives of West Indian 'decline'. It will be of value to scholars not only of British economic and social history, but also of the histories of the Atlantic world, of the Caribbean and of slavery, as well as to those concerned with the evolution of ideas of race and difference and with the relationship between past and present.

Rethinking The Fall Of The Planter Class

Author: Christer Petley
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1315516071
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From the late eighteenth century, the planter class of the British Caribbean were faced with challenges stemming from revolutions, war, the rise of abolitionism and social change. By the nineteenth century, this once powerful group within the British Empire found itself struggling to influence an increasingly hostile government in London. By 1807, parliament had voted to abolish the slave trade: an early episode in a wider drama of decline for New World plantation economies. This book brings together chapters by a group of leading scholars to rethink the question of the ‘fall of the planter class’, offering a variety of new approaches to the topic, encompassing economic, political, cultural, and social history and providing a significant new contribution to our rapidly evolving understanding of the end of slavery in the British Atlantic empire. This book was originally published as a special issue of Atlantic Studies.

Papers And Correspondence Of William Stanley Jevons

Author: William Stanley Jevons
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 134903097X
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Merseyside Tales

Author: Ken Pye
Editor: The History Press
ISBN: 0750964456
Size: 11,14 MB
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This fantastic collection of true tales celebrates the strange and curious secrets of Merseyside’s history. The fifty stories inside – from the lion in the wheelbarrow on the tightrope to the twelve young women ‘smothered by the incurable malady they caught of some sailors’, the true tale of the ‘man in the iron coffin’ and the strange and mysterious disappearance of the Everest mountaineers from Birkenhead – uncover some truly amazing and extraordinary facets of the area’s history and heritage. Richly illustrated and compiled by Liverpool’s own historian Ken Pye, this book will delight residents and visitors alike.

Transactions Of The Historic Society Of Lancashire And Cheshire

Author: Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire
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List of members in each volume.

The Gladstone Diaries 1825 1832

Author: William Ewart Gladstone
Size: 12,49 MB
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