Peace With Honour: Blackburn Operatives, the Cotton Famine and the American Civil War, 1861-65

Peace With Honour: Blackburn Operatives, the Cotton Famine and the American Civil War, 1861-65

by Andrew H. Gregson
     
 

This book evaluates the response of Blackburn's workers to the Cotton Famine and the American Civil War of 1861-65. The book reveals the popular attitudes of ordinary folk during a time when they were reduced to the most painful levels of destitution. Set in the historical context of working-class violence, the author explores whether the cotton-starved operatives of…  See more details below

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This book evaluates the response of Blackburn's workers to the Cotton Famine and the American Civil War of 1861-65. The book reveals the popular attitudes of ordinary folk during a time when they were reduced to the most painful levels of destitution. Set in the historical context of working-class violence, the author explores whether the cotton-starved operatives of Lancashire's largest weaving town remained peacefully stoic or whether their distress resulted in a campaign of violence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781447681489
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
08/19/2011
Sold by:
LULU PRESS
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,105,126
File size:
2 MB

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