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MANCHESTER: MAKING THE MODERN CITY. Ed. by Alan Kidd. Liverpool University Press, 2016. Distributed by Oxford University Press. 400 pp. ISBN 9781846318788 In English.
Hardcover edition also available; see Worldwide 175294. Publisher's description: Every town and city has its story, but few have a history that is essential to understanding how the modern world was made. Manchester was the first industrial city and arguably the first modern city. During the industrial revolution it became the center of the world's trade in cotton goods, so associated with that product that it was known as 'Cottonopolis'. In the nineteenth century Manchester was recognized across the globe as a symbol of industrialism and modernity. It was one of those iconic cities that came to stand for something more than itself. Its global reach stretched beyond industrialism as such and encompassed the political and economic ideas that the industrial revolution spawned. Manchester was simultaneously the home of the capitalist ideology of Free Trade (famously naming its chief public building in honor of this idea) and the place where Marx and Engels plotted the communist revolution. The history of modern Manchester opens doors to an understanding of how science helped shape the modern world from the discoveries of Dalton and Joule to Rutherford's splitting of the atom, the first stored-program computer and the invention of graphene.
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Worldwide Number: 175295
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