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No political revolution has ever been successful in Manchester. No charismatic political leader has emerged to seize power, confidently expecting to tell the masses, like Napoleon did to the French in 1799, “The Revolution is over. I am the Revolution”.
Manchester might not do revolution, but its history is coloured red. After all, Manchester was where the single most dramatic political demonstration in English history – Peterloo – took place in 1819. Manchester was a major centre of Chartism, stamping ground of Marx and Engels, home of the early trades union movement, and the city where the suffragette movement was founded. So why then are there more statues of Tories – Wellington and Peel – than socialists within its boundaries?
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Sun 4 Mar 2012 6pm - 8pm
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50 Great Bridgewater Street,
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Free but booking recommended
Sat 25 Feb 2012 11am - 3pm
at Greater Manchester County Record Office
Sun 26 Feb 2012 11am - 1.15pm
Wed 29 Feb 2012 12 noon - 2pm
Tue 28 Feb 2012 2.30pm - 4.15pm & Fri 2 Mar 2012 10.30am - 12.15pm
Mon 27 Feb 2012 6pm - 7.30pm
at Sackville Building, University of Manchester
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