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November 17 , 2008

Capital of Discontent

Protest and Crime in Manchester's Industrial Revolution


<div>The Industrial Revolution was a period of exceptional change for the whole of Britain, not only in technology but in law and order as well. However, in Manchester, 'capital of discontent', events related to the Plug Plots, Peterloo and the Chartists created a very real fear of revolution on the streets of England. The new police force became mired in political controversy, providing some disturbing but often amusing examples of corruption and misconduct. Here Hewitt examines the reactions of those who experienced it: how they survived in the 'most dangerous' town with those such as notorious serial killer Charlie Peace, supposedly corrupt deputy constable Joseph Nadin and illiterate millworker-turned-Home Secretary John Robert Clynes roaming about. Fascinating and certainly eye-opening, this account of Industrial Revoltion Manchester is enough to whet anyone's appetite.</div>

Date release: January 15, 2014

Nonfiction, History
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