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Dirty Politics - Hard Times - A Trilogy of Chartism By Malc Cowle
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When Cotton was King, labour was cheap. Less than three men in a hundred had the vote and the few women who'd enjoyed that right had the franchise taken off them. Toil, trouble and degradation for... More > the many, produced vast riches and leisure for a few. Ordinary, and sometimes extraordinary, people refused to accept their servile position in society. They defied Church and State to fight against corruption, for universal suffrage and the basic rights we take for granted in a Parliamentary democracy. These are the tales of just a few. The author skilfully weaves his work of fiction into the historical tapestry of the Industrial Revolution, bringing his characters to life in the world's first industrial city - Manchester - the town of Long Chimneys. PUBLISHED IN SUPPORT OF THE WORKING CLASS MOVEMENT LIBRARY IN MANCHESTER'S TWIN CITY OF SALFORD.< Less
Dirty Politics - Hard Times - A Trilogy of Chartism By Malc Cowle
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When Cotton was King, labour was cheap. Less than three men in a hundred had the vote and the few women who'd enjoyed that right had the franchise taken off them. Toil, trouble and degradation for... More > the many, produced vast riches and leisure for a few. Ordinary, and sometimes extraordinary, people refused to accept their servile position in society. They defied Church and State to fight against corruption, for universal suffrage and the basic rights we take for granted in a Parliamentary democracy. These are the tales of just a few. The author skilfully weaves his work of fiction into the historical tapestry of the Industrial Revolution, bringing his characters to life in the world's first industrial city - Manchester - the town of Long Chimneys.< Less
The Potteries Riots of 1842 By Gary Cooper
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The story of the Potteries riots of August 1842.
Old Fashioned Stories By Thomas Cooper
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This volume contains some twenty-six short stories. The bulk of them were written whilst Thomas Cooper served two years in Stafford prison. An active Chartist he attended the 1842 National Chartist... More > Association conference. It agreed a resolution in support of workers involved in a General Strike against swingeing wage cuts imposed by the coal-owners of Staffordshire, the textile manufacturers of Lancashire and the woolen manufacturers of West Yorkshire. Peel's Tory Government, always on the look-out for a way to halt Chartism and the workers demand for Universal Suffrage arrested the bulk of delegates to the conference. Despite the situation in which Thomas Cooper found himself, these stories are far from serious and depict life in the last decade of the 18th and the early decades of the 19th century in a humorous and light-hearted way. Published in support of the Working Class Movement Library, Salford M5 4WX.< Less
Old Fashioned Stories By Thomas Cooper
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This volume contains some twenty-six short stories, most of them set in the author's home county of Lincolnshire. The bulk of them were written to wile away his time whilst he served two years in... More > Stafford prison. An active Chartist he attended the National Chartist Association conference in Manchester in 1842. Its agenda was overtaken by events already under way. As a result it passed a resolution in support of workers involved in a General Strike against swingeing wage cuts imposed by the coal-owners of Staffordshire and the textile manufacturers of North East Cheshire, South East Lancashire and the woolen manufacturers of West Yorkshire. Peel's Tory Government, always on the look-out for a way to halt Chartism and the workers demand for Universal Suffrage arrested the bulk of delegates to the conference. Despite Thomas Cooper's imprisonment, these stories are far from serious. They depict life in the last decade of the 18th and the early decades of the 19th century in a humorous and light-hearted way.< Less
Sixty Years Of An Agitator's Life - Volume One By George Jacob Holyoake
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GEORGE JACOB HOLYOAKE'S biography provides the modern reader with a fascinating insight into the realities of British society during the 19th Century. It challenges the views of many establishment... More > historians of how the campaigns for a free press, the right to vote and for women's equality were conducted, and the drastic means the "great and the good", Church and State, utilised in order to defeat them. This is the first of two volumes.< Less
Cast Upon the World - The Story of a Waif By Ben Brierley
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In this work from one of Lancashire's foremost working class writers we are introduced to young Thomas Thornley and his friend Humpy Dick, who live in the textile village of Hole-i'th'-Wood on the... More > edge of Manchester. The reader is transported back to Thomas's and Dick's early childhood in the 1830's and to witness their development to manhood. The story relates their hopes and dreams, their loves won and lost, their many adventures together and the strange twist of fate that finally determines both their futures. A classic from the pen of a master of his trade. Published in support of the Working Class Movement Library, Salford, M5 4WX.< Less
Cast Upon the World - The Story of a Waif By Ben Brierley
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In this work from one of Lancashire's foremost working class writers we are introduced to young Thomas Thornley and his friend Humpy Dick, who live in the textile village of Hole-i'th'-Wood on the... More > edge of Manchester. The reader is transported back to Thomas's and Dick's early childhood in the 1830's and to witness their development to manhood. The story relates their hopes and dreams, their loves won and lost, their many adventures together and the strange twist of fate that finally determines both their futures. A classic from the pen of a master of his trade. Published in support of the Working Class Movement Library, Salford, M5 4WX.< Less
Life of Thomas Cooper By Thomas Cooper
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Thomas Cooper’s story takes in his early education, his mother’s work as a dyer and cardboard box maker following his father’s death and the perilous state, they, in common with... More > virtually all working class families experienced during the early and mid-nineteenth century. He relates his conversion to Methodism and later to political reform and Chartism. In particular he provides a first-hand and vivid account of the 1842 General Strike as it began to unfold amongst the coal miners of Staffordshire. This dispute became more commonly known as the Plug Plot Riots – although there were few riots and no Plot! A lucid and interesting read portraying industrial life as it was experienced by both the supposedly “great and the good” and the labouring poor, as well as exposing Cooper’s own undoubted strengths and weaknesses. Published in support of the Working Class Movement Library, 51 The Crescent, Salford, M5 4WX.< Less
Life of Thomas Cooper By Thomas Cooper
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Thomas Cooper 1805-1892 Poet, newspaper reporter and editor, Chartist and Methodist. Born in Leicester. Thomas Cooper’s story takes in his early education, his mother’s work as a dyer... More > and cardboard box maker following his father’s death and the perilous state, they, in common with virtually all working class families experienced during the early and mid-nineteenth century. He relates his conversion to Methodism and later to political reform and Chartism. He provides a first-hand and vivid account of the 1842 General Strike as it began to unfold amongst the coal miners of Staffordshire. This dispute became more commonly known as the Plug Plot Riots – although there were few Riots and no Plot! A lucid and interesting read portraying industrial life as it was experienced by both the supposedly “great and the good” and the labouring poor, as well as exposing Cooper’s own undoubted strengths and weaknesses. Published in support of the Working Class Movement Library, 51 The Crescent, Salford, M5 4WX.< Less