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
LUP is committed to supporting the academic community and facilitating online learning during this difficult time. With many books and journals already available Open Access directly through our website, we wanted to let you know how else you can access our content. We also recently put together some useful links to new OA content for … Continue reading
Elizabeth Stewart discusses her recent book -Courts and Alleys: A history of Liverpool courtyard housing.
I’m fascinated by court housing! Courts are a form of high density, poor quality housing which was home to many thousands of Liverpool people from the 18th to 20th centuries, and are the subject of my new book. As Liverpool grew in the 18th and 19th century, spurred by trade through its docks, new homes were constructed at a rapid rate, including thousands of small back-to-back houses off courtyards - court housing. I’ve spent many years researching court housing since my work developing the reconstructed court at the Museum of Liverpool.
Liverpool University Press has recently partnered with Historic England, and one of the first books we will be publishing as part of this is Herbert Rowse by Iain Jackson, Simon Pepper, and Peter Richmond. This book is an exploration of the life and work of Liverpool based architect Herbert Rowse, and aims to discern not … Continue reading
Liverpool and the Slave Trade is the first comprehensive account of the city’s role in the slave trade. Drawing on recent research, contemporary documents and illustrations, it provides a detailed account of how the trade operated and was eventually brought to an end. We caught up with author Anthony Tibbles to discuss this recent publication. … Continue reading