Manchester: A History

By the 1840s, over half a century of revolutionary change had made Manchester into the shock city of the industrial age It was the shock of the new which assaulted the senses and stimulated the imaginations of contemporaries Manchester attracted visitors from home and abroad seeking the sights and sounds of a new way of living Some were appalled, others excited still oBy the 1840s, over half a century of revolutionary change had made Manchester into the shock city of the industrial age It was the shock of the new which assaulted the senses and stimulated the imaginations of contemporaries Manchester attracted visitors from home and abroad seeking the sights and sounds of a new way of living Some were appalled, others excited still others saw in its newness a historical development of epoch making proportions It seemed as if all roads led to Manchester, arguably the world s first modern city The core of this excellent book tells this story, a tale of factories, utilitarian entrepreneurs, Peterloo, and the emergence of a politicized working class, but also of the people and their culture, the development of middle class suburbs such as Didsbury and Rusholme, the cinemas, music halls, libraries and newspapers In this important overview of Manchester s history Professor Kidd introduces many new interpretations, and challenges several myths about the city s industrial heritage Accessibly written yet scholarly, Manchester is the perfect starting point for an exploration of this famous city as it goes from strength to strength into the twenty first century.
Manchester A History By the s over half a century of revolutionary change had made Manchester into the shock city of the industrial age It was the shock of the new which assaulted the senses and stimulated the imagin

  • Title: Manchester: A History
  • Author: Alan Kidd
  • ISBN: 9781859361283
  • Page: 151
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Manchester: A History”

    1. Good book with good historical facts, I'm not much of a history buff and if I didn't have to read it for a class I probably wouldn't have. I didn't actually finish the book but I did learn quite a bit about Manchester, its involvement in the cotton industry and about life for Mancunians in that time period from what I read.

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