Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Wakefield History Group & Working Class Library

Forwarding information regarding a course on Radical Manchester and Salford starting at the WCML on 1 March.
Our next meeting is on Saturday 13 February at 1pm at Red Shed, Vicarage Street, Wakefield WF1 when we will be discussing THE LEVELLERS AND THE DIGGERS.
All welcome; free admission; free light snacks plus an excellent bar with real ale.
Alan Stewart
Convenor, Wakefield Socialist History Group

Date: Tue, 26 Jan 2016 14:44:27 +0000
Subject: my course on Radical Manchester and Salford starting on 1 March 2016

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I am delighted to let you know that I  will be teaching a course on the history of Radical  Manchester and Salford at the Working Class Movement Library,. This  will  begin by outlining  the story of  Industrial Revolution in this area and then go on to look at  the radical  politics of the late 18th century and the  19th century. This  will include the influence of Thomas  Paine, author of “The Rights of Man”, radical groups in Manchester in the 1790s, the Luddites, Peterloo, Owenite Socialism, Chartism, Karl Marx and Frederick Engels,  black American radicals in Manchester, and the Socialist movement  of the 1890s.
There will be an opportunity to look at some of the original historical material held in the archives of the Working Class Movement Library.
The course will begin on Tuesday 1 March 2016, 11am to 1pm,  and will last 10 weeks
The cost will be £80 (waged) or  £60 (unwaged).
For more information or to book a place, please email me:

Michael Herbert

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