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Avoiding “musty mutton chops”: the network narrative of an American merchant in London, 1771-1774 (2018)
Journal Article
Haggerty, J., & Haggerty, S. (in press). Avoiding “musty mutton chops”: the network narrative of an American merchant in London, 1771-1774. Essays in Economic and Business History, 36, ISSN 0896-226X

Historians have increasingly been using network and narrative analysis as a means by which to explore their data. By doing so, they are able to explore how actors of interest used their relationships to undertake business and economic endeavors, and... Read More

What’s in a price? the American raw cotton market in Liverpool and the Anglo-American war (2018)
Journal Article
Haggerty, S. (in press). What’s in a price? the American raw cotton market in Liverpool and the Anglo-American war. Business History, doi:10.1080/00076791.2018.1434146. ISSN 0007-6791

This article argues that an embryonic futures market was present in Liverpool during the Anglo-American war. The analysis of a previously unseen dataset of printed Prices Currents has facilitated not only a price series of raw cotton prices, but an i... Read More

Imperial careering and enslavement in the long eighteenth-century: the Bentinck family, 1710-1830s (2018)
Journal Article
Haggerty, S., & Seymour, S. (in press). Imperial careering and enslavement in the long eighteenth-century: the Bentinck family, 1710-1830s. Slavery and Abolition, doi:10.1080/0144039X.2018.1429190. ISSN 0144-039X

This paper examines the claims of Eric Williams and the more recent Legacies of British Slave-Ownership projects regarding the influence of enslavement in the building of Britain and its empire through a multi-generational study of a leading British... Read More

Risk, networks and privateering in Liverpool during the Seven Years War, 1756-1763 (2018)
Journal Article
Haggerty, S. (2018). Risk, networks and privateering in Liverpool during the Seven Years War, 1756-1763. International Journal of Maritime History, 30(1), doi:10.1177/0843871417745742. ISSN 0843-8714

Privateering has often been portrayed as a particularly risky business. Some historians have posited that it was undertaken only by disreputable merchants, whilst others have argued that profits would not have been made if systems of control had been... Read More

Networking with a network: the Liverpool African Committee 1750-1810 (2017)
Journal Article
Haggerty, J., & Haggerty, S. (2017). Networking with a network: the Liverpool African Committee 1750-1810. Enterprise and Society, 18(3), doi:10.1017/eso.2016.64. ISSN 1467-2227

Historians are increasingly using networks as an analytical framework. However, recent research has stressed the inherent problems with networks, including networking institutions. We therefore have to consider why and in what ways actors do, or did,... Read More