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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
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
Dust By John A. Deering
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Jake Musken is a billionaire, inventor, and entrepreneur. His company, Jupiter System Industries, endured many years of failures, bankruptcy, and re-emergence with an altered name, Jupiter Sun... More > Industries, before endlessly producing useful inventions. The Door-Locker makes it possible to lock and unlock house doors with a keychain. Wireless Plugs make ordinary appliances wireless. The FES (Fire-Extinguishing Suit), auto-balancing motorcycle, remote-controlled Rollerblades, and Radar-Map are the next 4 years' inventions. The Radar-Map is a live video satellite image of one's present area, with a yellow triangle to mark one's location. When an FES is stolen and turned into a flame-thrower suit, Jake tracks down the pyromaniac responsible: Scorch. Wearing an FES, Jake calls himself Dust as he fights Scorch, who reveals a plot to kill thousands in Light City, by costumed criminals Scorch, Teardrop, the Rabbit, the Gray Goat, and Corrosia, all of whom work for San Marco. Dust will stop them all.< Less

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