The story of Liverpool and the Slave Trade
The story of Liverpool and Slavery: A tale of shame, and of human exploitation and suffering.
From the early 17th century, through to the abolition of the trade in the early decades of the 19th century, many Liverpool merchants and ships’ captains grew fat and extremely wealthy on the suffering of vast numbers of men, women, and children.
Ken graphically describes how they were brutally abducted from their homes in Africa and transported to the plantations of the West Indies and the Southern states of America, in the unimaginably horrifying conditions in the holds of Liverpool slave ships.
He also explains why the trade was described as ‘triangular’; puts some myths to bed; but also pulls no punches about the extent of the suffering that some people from Liverpool and Merseyside were responsible for.