Blood on the Cobbles

Blood on the Cobbles : Trouble on the Streets of Nineteenth Century Lancashire

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With riveting eye-witness accounts, dramatic images and unpublished reports, Blood on the Cobbles vividly portrays the violent flashpoints that punctuated the nineteenth century in industrial Lancashire. From food riots to Luddites, Peterloo to Plug Plot, the varied reasons that sparked the spirit of revolution on the streets of Lancashire -- and their terrible consequences -- are examined in this exciting book, the topic of which has strong echoes in the present day. The Industrial Revolution gave rise to progress and problems in equal measure. New technology was resisted by those whose jobs it threatened. Long hours, low pay and dangerous conditions created a down-trodden and dissatisfied workforce. Add to this mix the working man's lack of political clout, and the often high-handed and arrogant attitude of those in authority, and you have a recipe for riot!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 165 x 235mm
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 075247653X
  • 9780752476537

About Nick Harling

NICK HARLING has over fifteen years of experience as a historian and museum curator, after studying in this field at postgraduate level. With a passion for local history in Lancashire, he has toured county-wide giving talks and lectures on the social history of the area. As well as writing, Nick Harling is also pursuing a career as a transport artist and is keen to take on projects in this field also. He lives in Ribchester, Lancashire.
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