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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
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