Capital of Discontent

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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.

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Capital of Discontent

Capital of Discontent

Crime and Protest in Manchester's Industrial Revolution

Paperback168pp Illustrated234x155mm

9780752499635     Product Code: 222619

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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.

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