have not come here to be insulted by a set of wretches, every
brick in whose infernal town is cemented with an African’s blood.
DRUNKEN ACTOR, BEING BOOED OFF THE STAGE AT THE THEATRE ROYAL,
was late in entering the slave trade but she quickly surpassed London
and Bristol to become the number one slave port in the whole of
Europe by the 1740s.
First Slave Ship
a cargo of 220 African slaves in Barbados
- a 'good' year for slaving
Ships coming out of England were as follows:
state that over 40,000 African slaves were transported by Liverpool
From then, for the next 60 years, between 40 and 110 ships sailed
each year laden with slaves.
was bound up in global trading - known as triangular
you know that?
Manesty gave his name to Manesty’s Lane, behind BBC Radio
Meseyside’s present day building. He was the owner of various
slaves ships, including the "African".
Liverpool ships were loaded with cottons and woollens, guns, iron,
alcohol and tobacco.
They went to Africa where they traded these goods for slaves, ivory
They then went on the middle passage to America or the West Indies
where the slaves were sold for money, colonial produce or bills
Liverpool was essential to the slave trade, the slave trade was
not essential to Liverpool.
Even at its height less than 10% of outbound shipping was bound
final legal slavery voyage from Liverpool was made
by Captain Hugh ‘Mind Your Eye’ Crow, a Liverpudlian who sailed
the Kitty’s Amelia.
continued in many forms, with Liverpool's involvement, and for its
profit for many years until the world trade in slaves was abolished
nearly 100 years later.