Overview:Manchester at Work: People and Industries Through the Years - At Work - Manchester is a city with an unparalleled industrial heritage. It gave the world technological innovation as well as manufacturingstrength. The city's wealth came from textile manufacture during the Industrial Revolution. The great majority of cotton spinning took place in south Lancashire and north Cheshire, and Manchester was for a time the most productive centre of cotton processing in the world, earning it the sobriquet 'Cottonopolis'. Manchester's population grew at an astonishing rate in the early nineteenth century as people flocked there for work from Scotland, Wales, Ireland and other parts of England. The firms that made machines for the cotton trade diversified into general manufacture, the chemical industry expanded into other areas, financial service industries such as banking and insurance began to flourish and its transport and distribution infrastructure expanded in order to sustain booming trade and agrowing population. Manchester at Work explores the life of the city and its people, from pre-industrial beginnings through to the present day. In a fascinating series of contemporary photographs and illustrations, it takes us through the dramatic rise and fall of the textile industry and the town's role as a major inland port, the trauma of high unemployment between the wars, post-war industrial decline and late twentieth-century regeneration, and into the twenty-first century, showing how this erstwhile 'Second City of Empire' has rediscovered its swagger and successfully transformed itself into a thriving post-industrial centre of arts, culture and commerce.

This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603725757-9781445681030. It was written by the following authors: Michael Nevell. Book Manchester at Work: People and Industries Through the Years - At Work, which can be read online, published by the company: Amberley Publishing. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: History, Business, Law, Finance. The book was published on 2018-11-15 00:00:00. It has 96 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight 300 g. File for download Manchester at Work: People and Industries Through the Years - At Work has PDF format and is called manchester-at-work-people-and-industries-through-the-years-at-work.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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