Manchester

Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England. During the nineteenth century, Manchester experienced rapid industrialization and growth, particularly because of textile manufacturing. The Manchester Ship Canal opened in 1894, creating the Port of Manchester and linking the city to the sea.

Coordinates

Latitude: 53.487984891712
Longitude: -2.174656389398

Timeline of Events Associated with Manchester

Date Event Manage
8 Aug 1842

Manchester strike

Depiction of Chartist UprisingManchester strikes began on 8 August 1842. Following the rejection of the second petition, the Chartists sought to join forces with striking workers in the industrial region around Manchester, who were protesting a reduction in wages, but once again government forces moved quickly to suppress the ensuing riots. Image: Engraving depicting a Chartist riot from 1886 book True Stories of the Reign of Queen Victoria by Cornelius Brown. This image is in the public domain in the United States because its copyright has expired.

Articles

Chris R. Vanden Bossche, "On Chartism"

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15 Jan 1879

First meeting of the Ruskin Society

Portrait of John RuskinThe first meeting of the Ruskin Society, Manchester occurred on 15 Jan 1879. The Society aimed “To promote the study and circulation of Mr. Ruskin’s writings; to exemplify his teachings; and to aid his practical efforts of social improvement.” Many of the men involved in this Society were involved with reform schemes in Manchester, including bringing art to the poor and gifting the Royal Manchester Institute to the city. Image: Portrait of John Ruskin. This image is in the public domain in the United States because its copyright has expired.

Articles

Amy Woodson-Boulton, “The City Art Museum Movement and the Social Role of Art”

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Nicholas Frankel, “On the Whistler-Ruskin Trial, 1878″