History, Liverpool Interest

British cotton and the American Civil War – In Conversation with Jim Powell & Meredith Wheeler

Before its civil war, America supplied 80 per cent of the raw material for Britain’s largest industry, the cotton trade. During the war, this fell to almost zero. Jim Powell's new book Losing the Thread: Cotton, Liverpool and the American Civil War examines what happened to this trade and to the Liverpool cotton market, its … Continue reading

History

Sophocles: Oedipus Tyrannus – In Conversation with Jenny March

Jenny March’s new translation of Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus brings alive the power and complexities of Sophocles’ writing; Oedipus’ fate is cruel and undeserved, but his courage and compassion endure to the end. This new edition includes an introduction, the Greek text, facing-page translation, and commentary. We discussed this new publication with the author. Firstly, what … Continue reading

History, News

Introducing our new series: Women in Ancient Cultures

Liverpool University Press is delighted to announce a new series in ancient history, encompassing all women from all ancient cultures, and all areas of the world, from approximately 4000 BCE to 800 CE. Led by Series Editors Virginia Campbell, Amy Gansell, Greg Gilles, Irene Salvo, Rebecca Usherwood and Lewis Webb, it will publish monographs and … Continue reading

History

Professor John Oldfield introduces his new book on transatlantic abolitionism: The Ties that Bind

The Ties that Bind explores the close affinities that bound together anti-slavery activists in Britain and the USA during the middle decades of the nineteenth century, shedding important new light on the emergence of a vibrant and broad-based political culture that forced abolition to the centre of public debate. Author J. R. Oldfield introduces this new addition to our Liverpool Studies in International Slavery series in this blog post.