The Trade Makers

Elder Dempster in West Africa, 1852-1972, 1973-1989

Author: Peter N. Davies

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1786949172

Category: History

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This journal reprints the history of the Elder Dempster company by Peter N. Davies, from 1852-1972, originally published in 1973. It includes an additional chapter, also by Peter Davies, on the history of the company from 1973-1989, covering its decline and final years. The purpose is to describe and analyse the economic history of the Elder Dempster shipping company and its predecessors, plus an account of West African and British economic backgrounds. The journal is divided into five parts, each concerning a different era in the company's history. Part 1 covers the formation of the African Steam Ship Company (which would eventually merge and become Elder Dempster); Part 2 covers the expansion of Elder Dempster and the partnership with Alfred Lewis Jones; Part 3 explores major historical events and their impact on Elder Dempster, including the Great War, the transition from war to peace, and the end of the Royal Mail group; Part 4 concerns the establishment of Elder Dempster Lines Limited, the emergeance of successful rival companies, the Second World War and post-war reconstruction, and prediction for the company for the 1970s and beyond, as this part concluded the first edition of the history; Part 5 is a retrospective look at the 1970s and 1980s, and tracks the decline of Elder Dempster.
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Communications in Africa, 1880–1939

Author: David Sunderland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351571427

Category: History

Page: 416

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This collection presents rare documents relating to the development of various forms of communication across Africa by the British, as part of their economic investment in Africa. Railways and waterways are examined.
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Nigeria and the Death of Liberal England

Palm Nuts and Prime Ministers, 1914-1916

Author: Peter J. Yearwood

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331990566X

Category: HISTORY

Page: N.A

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This book shows how a stormy parliamentary debate over the sale of German properties in Nigeria on 8 November 1916 began the process which brought down Asquith and made Lloyd George prime minister. The colonial secretary, Bonar Law, who was also leader of the Conservative Party, wanted neutral firms to bid. Usually presented as a policy imposed on him by doctrinaire Liberal free-traders, it was in fact that of the colonial government, which hoped that encouraging foreign competition would prevent the Nigerian export economy becoming controlled by a ring of mainly Liverpool firms. Seeing itself as the defender of Nigerian interests, the Colonial Office endorsed this. The large British companies got up an agitation, which was taken over by Sir Edward Carson, the one significant opposition politician, as part of his attack on supposed German influence in high places. Law counter-attacked by arguing that a supposedly patriotic cause masked the greed of an emergent cartel. He succeeded because smaller British and African firms, trying to break into the now profitable produce export trade, had already painted that picture. By defeating Carson in the debate, Law became again an effective party leader, who hoped to re-invigorate the coalition, but instead found himself working with Lloyd George to sideline Asquith. Based on underused sources, and overturning established interpretations, the book situates the debate within the context of the development of the Nigerian economy, the conflicts between the major firms, the role of oils and fats in wartime, and the emergence of Nigerian nationalism.
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The Elder Dempster

Fleet History 1852-1985

Author: James E. Cowden,John O. C. Duffy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ocean liners

Page: 528

View: 8264

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Liverpool Shipping

A Short History

Author: George Chandler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Liverpool (England)

Page: 256

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The American Neptune

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Naval art and science

Page: N.A

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A quarterly journal of maritime history.
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The Port of Liverpool

Author: Mersey Docks and harbour Board (Liverpool, England).

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Steamboat lines

Page: N.A

View: 1915

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Ships Monthly

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ships

Page: N.A

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Steamboat Bill

Journal of the Steamship Historical Society of America

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Steamboat lines

Page: N.A

View: 9969

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The Port of Liverpool

Author: Mersey Docks and Harbour Board, Liverpool

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Harbors

Page: 144

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The Blue Funnel Legend

A History of the Ocean Steam Ship Company, 1865–1973

Author: Malcolm Falkus

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349114766

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 411

View: 7871

For more than a century Blue Funnel ships, managed from Liverpool by Alfred Holt and Company, held a unique place in Britain's shipping industry. Starting as pioneers of cargo liners between Liverpool and the Far East in 1866, the Company maintained a fine reputation built on its vessels, crews, shore staff, and management. This book traces the origins and evolution of the Line, charting its history through both world wars, its experiences in the great depression of the 1930s, and its vigorous response to the challenge of containerisation in the 1960s. Integrated into the text are discussions of the current roles of agencies and conferences, the singular management structure, and assessments of the parts played by key individuals.
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Shipbuilding & Shipping Record

A Journal of Shipbuilding, Marine Engineering, Dock, Harbours & Shipping

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Marine engineering

Page: N.A

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Guide to the Records of Merseyside Maritime Museum

Author: Gordon Read,Michael Stammers

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 178694927X

Category: History

Page: N.A

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This guide covers the following major collections hosted at the Merseyside Maritime Museum:- records deposited or presented under the 1958 Public Records Act; official organisations, including the Merseyside Docks and Harbour Board (MDHB), antecedents, and successors; shipping and trade associations; and shipowners. Other, smaller categories are published in the accompanying Part II (Vol 17 of Research in Maritime History, ISBN: -0-9681288-7-4) and together they form a comprehensive catalogue of contents. The guide summarises each collections as follows:- a brief historical introduction; a list of main items; an archival code; a datespan; a quantity of records; and a reference to any key printed sources held in the museum's Reading Room. The museum archives are made up of crucial maritime documentation and are an invaluable resource for maritime historians. The museum focuses primarily on Liverpool due to its previous status as the second major port of the United Kingdom, it also houses a great deal of national and international records in a vast variety of media.
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King Leopold's Ghost

A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa

Author: Adam Hochschild

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547525730

Category: History

Page: 400

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In the 1880s, as the European powers were carving up Africa, King Leopold II of Belgium seized for himself the vast and mostly unexplored territory surrounding the Congo River. Carrying out a genocidal plundering of the Congo, he looted its rubber, brutalized its people, and ultimately slashed its population by ten million—all the while shrewdly cultivating his reputation as a great humanitarian. Heroic efforts to expose these crimes eventually led to the first great human rights movement of the twentieth century, in which everyone from Mark Twain to the Archbishop of Canterbury participated. King Leopold's Ghost is the haunting account of a megalomaniac of monstrous proportions, a man as cunning, charming, and cruel as any of the great Shakespearean villains. It is also the deeply moving portrait of those who fought Leopold: a brave handful of missionaries, travelers, and young idealists who went to Africa for work or adventure and unexpectedly found themselves witnesses to a holocaust. Adam Hochschild brings this largely untold story alive with the wit and skill of a Barbara Tuchman. Like her, he knows that history often provides a far richer cast of characters than any novelist could invent. Chief among them is Edmund Morel, a young British shipping agent who went on to lead the international crusade against Leopold. Another hero of this tale, the Irish patriot Roger Casement, ended his life on a London gallows. Two courageous black Americans, George Washington Williams and William Sheppard, risked much to bring evidence of the Congo atrocities to the outside world. Sailing into the middle of the story was a young Congo River steamboat officer named Joseph Conrad. And looming above them all, the duplicitous billionaire King Leopold II. With great power and compassion, King Leopold's Ghost will brand the tragedy of the Congo—too long forgotten—onto the conscience of the West.
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Cases and Materials on the Carriage of Goods by Sea

Author: Anthony Rogers,Jason Chuah,Martin Dockray

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317610105

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Page: 566

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Cases and Materials on the Carriage of Goods by Sea, fourth edition, offers tailored coverage of the most commonly taught topics on Carriage of Goods by Sea courses. Combining a collection of legislative materials, commentaries, scholarly articles, standard forms and up-to-date English case law, it covers the major areas of chartering and bills of lading as well as matters such as exclusion and limitation of liability. Significant innovations for this edition include: Materials on the Rotterdam and Hamburg Rules, and expanded discussion of the Hague Visby Rules and Charterparties Discussion of some of the most important decisions by the senior courts Pedagogical features such as end of chapter further reading Emphasis on how shipping law operates and is applied in the real world A clear, student-friendly text design with a strong emphasis on research and problem solving This up-to-date collection of materials relating to the carriage of goods by sea will be of value to students of law, researchers and legal practitioners.
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