Crime and Protest in Manchester's Industrial Revolution
History Press 2014
Paperback 168pp Illustrated 234x155mm
9780752499635   Product Code: 22619
In Manchester, the 'capital of discontent' during the social upheavals of the Industrial Revolution, events related to the Plug Plots, Peterloo and the Chartists created a very real fear of revolution on the streets. Hewitt examines the reactions of people in this 'most dangerous' of places and describes characters such as the notorious serial killer Charlie Peace, the supposedly corrupt Deputy Constable Joseph Nadim and mill worker-turned-Home Secretary John Robert Clynes.