Book Review-‘Liverpool and the Slave Trade’ by A. Tibbles

By John C. Appleby, published December 2020


This slim, beautifully illustrated volume is published to coincide with the tenth anniversary of the establishment of the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool, where the author worked for many years as a curator. Drawing on recent research on the subject, some of which is not widely available, Anthony Tibbles presents a concise account of the port’s role in the slave trade, which includes an examination of its longer term legacy. The text is interspersed with pen portraits of traders, sea captains, abolitionists and others, and it is illuminated by the resources of the museum…

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