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Home Life of the Lancashire Factory Folk during the Cotton Famine By Edwin Waugh
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The Lancashire Cotton Famine began just after the commencement of the American Civil War in 1861 and did not end until its conclusion in 1865 when United States shipments of raw cotton to England... More > were again resumed. At the beginning of the war, the mills of South East Lancashire and North East Cheshire supplied some 90 per cent of the world's production of cotton yarn and cloth. Indeed cotton cloth was known as Manchester cloth on every inhabited continent. At the height of the Famine over 630,000 men, women and children were out of work, some two-thirds of the total working population. In this work Edwin Waugh provides an eye-witness account of the distress suffered by that workforce and the resilience they exhibited in combating it. Published in support of the Working Class Movement Library, 51 The Crescent, Salford, M5 4WX.< Less
Home Life of the Lancashire Factory Folk during the Cotton Famine By Edwin Waugh
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The Lancashire Cotton Famine began just after the commencement of the American Civil War in 1861 and did not end until its conclusion in 1865 when United States shipments of raw cotton to England... More > were again resumed. At the beginning of the war, the mills of South East Lancashire and North East Cheshire supplied some 90 per cent of the world's production of cotton yarn and cloth. Indeed cotton cloth was known as Manchester cloth on every inhabited continent. At the height of the Famine over 630,000 men, women and children were out of work, some two-thirds of the total working population. In this work Edwin Waugh provides an eye-witness account of the distress suffered by that workforce and the resilience they exhibited in combating it. Published in support of the Working Class Movement Library, 51 The Crescent, Salford, M5 4WX.< Less
Peace With Honour: Blackburn Operatives, the Cotton Famine and the American Civil War, 1861-65 By Andrew H. Gregson
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This book evaluates the response of Blackburn's workers to the Cotton Famine and the American Civil War of 1861-65. The book reveals the popular attitudes of ordinary folk during a time when they... More > were reduced to the most painful levels of destitution. Set in the historical context of working-class violence, the author explores whether the cotton-starved operatives of Lancashire's largest weaving town remained peacefully stoic or whether their distress resulted in a campaign of violence.< Less
Peace With Honour: Blackburn Operatives, the Cotton Famine and the American Civil War, 1861-65 By Andrew H. Gregson
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This book evaluates the response of Blackburn's workers to the Cotton Famine and the American Civil War of 1861-65. The book reveals the popular attitudes of ordinary folk during a time when they... More > were reduced to the most painful levels of destitution. Set in the historical context of working-class violence, the author explores whether the cotton-starved operatives of Lancashire's largest weaving town remained peacefully stoic or whether their distress resulted in a campaign of violence.< Less
Dirty Politics - Famine Times - A Trilogy of Blasphemies By Malc Cowle
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Cotton was no longer King and Manchester’s mills remained idle. The Etherow-O’Donnell and Akroyd families find themselves battling against a new enemy – a lack of work and... More > widespread starvation. Famine stalked the land as the forces of the Confederacy and the Union battled it out in a war between Americans – brother against brother – father against son. The outcome of the Civil War would determine the future of the U.S. – whether democracy and liberty would triumph, or a new Confederate States of America emerge – a separate country with a government based on chattel-slavery and despotism. Just as Americans found themselves divided, so too did the antagonistic classes in the cotton-manufacturing region of England. Once again the author skilfully weaves his weft of fiction into the warp of historical reality. An exciting read from start to finish. PUBLISHED IN SUPPORT OF THE WORKING CLASS MOVEMENT LIBRARY IN MANCHESTER'S TWIN CITY OF SALFORD.< Less
Dirty Politics - Famine Times - A Trilogy of Blasphemies By Malc Cowle
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At a time when Cotton was no longer King and the mills remained idle, the Etherow-O’Donnell and Akroyd families, together with their friends, find themselves battling against a new enemy... More > – a lack of work and widespread starvation. Famine stalked the land in the North West of England, as the forces of the Confederacy and the Union battled it out in a war between Americans – brother against brother – sister against sister. The outcome of the Civil War would determine the future of the United States – whether democracy and liberty would triumph, or a new Confederate States of America emerge – a separate country with a distinct form of government based on chattel-slavery and despotism. Just as Americans found themselves divided, so too did the antagonistic classes in the cotton-manufacturing region of England. Once again the author skilfully weaves his weft of fiction into the warp of historical reality. An exciting read from start to finish.< Less
Lancashire Sketches By Edwin Waugh
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In this volume, relating to a district with which the writer was intimately acquainted, he has gathered up a few points of local interest, and, in connection with these, he has endeavoured to... More > embody something of the traits of life in South Lancashire with descriptions of its scenery, and with such gleanings from its local history as bore upon the subject, and, under the circumstances, were available to him. This edition includes the stories from th 3rd Edition of Lancashire Sketches This has then been supplemented with further stories that were incorporated into the two volumes of sketches that formed part of G. Milner's eight volume collection of Edwin Waugh's works.< Less
The One I Knew the Best of All By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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FULLY ILLUSTRATED. The One I Knew the Best of All traces the early life of Frances Hodgson Burnett. In it she relates her earliest memories as a child in a North Manchester middle-class home and,... More > following her father's death, in Salford. Although a well-behaved little girl she relates her fascination with "back street" children and their language - the Lancashire dialect - which she sets out to learn. At the same time she provides a vivid description of the differences in the lives of those who laboured to produce Lancashire's wealth and those who took possession of it. Finally she deals with the American Civil War - the consequent Lancashire Cotton Famine - its devastating effects - her family's impoverishment and subsequent flight across the Atlantic. Here, in Tennessee, they make a new life, and Frances is forced to examine ways they can make a living. A brilliant, entertaining and thought provoking read. Published in support of The Working Class Movement Library, Salford, M5 4WX.< Less
The One I Knew the Best of All - A Memory of the Mind of a Child By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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FULLY ILLUSTRATED. The One I Knew the Best of All traces the early life of Frances Hodgson Burnett. In it she relates her earliest memories as a child in a North Manchester middle-class home and,... More > following her father's death, in Salford. Although a well-behaved little girl she relates her fascination with "back street" children and their language - the Lancashire dialect - which she sets out to learn. At the same time she provides a vivid description of the differences in the lives of those who laboured to produce Lancashire's wealth and those who took possession of it. Finally she deals with the American Civil War - the consequent Lancashire Cotton Famine - its devastating effects - her family's impoverishment and subsequent flight across the Atlantic. Here, in Tennessee, they make a new life, and Frances is forced to examine ways they can make a living. A brilliant, entertaining and thought provoking read. Published in support of The Working Class Movement Library, Salford, M5 4WX.< Less
The History of David Grieve By Mrs Humphry Ward
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The History of David Grieve relates the story of two orphan children, being brought up by their aunt and uncle in the lee of Kinder Scout in the Derbyshire Peak District, before 'escaping' to live in... More > the Manchester of the mid-nineteenth century. Mrs Humphry Ward, nee Mary Augusta Arnold,was born in Hobart,Australia, in June 1851. She came to live in England at the age of sixteen and married Humphry Ward who was also a writer. She regularly visited Manchester in the 1880's to stay with her brother, W.T. (Willy) Arnold, who lived in Nelson Street and worked as a sub-editor on the Manchester Guardian.An absorbing tale by one of the late Victorian period's outstanding novelists.< Less