Tour Locations | Liverpool History and Culture: From the Past to the Present
The abolition of the slave trade
Turn right here into Stanley Street.
Despite Liverpool merchants' protestations, the abolition campaign was successful. Parliament passed the abolition bill in 1807. Was this the end of Liverpool? Far from it. In the 19th century the port and town went from strength to strength. There were four docks and a population of about 100,000 when the slave trade was abolished; 50 years later there were twenty docks and a population of 400,000.
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