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Christopher

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Manchester's Wealth
« on: 18:59:08, 24/10/06 »
Much of Manchesterís wealth as a city was funded by the slave trade, yet thousands of workers in the city expressed their solidarity with those enslaved by the British.

1790s The wave of radical agitation against the slave trade that swept Britain started in Manchester, with the first large scale use of petitioning as a political weapon.

1792, some 20,000 people in Manchester, which had a population of under 75,000 at the time, signed a petition supporting the abolition of slavery.

Source: Socialist Worker online

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Re: Manchester's Wealth
« Reply #1 on: 02:21:06, 28/10/06 »
Much of Manchesterís wealth as a city was funded by the slave trade, yet thousands of workers in the city expressed their solidarity with those enslaved by the British.

1790s The wave of radical agitation against the slave trade that swept Britain started in Manchester, with the first large scale use of petitioning as a political weapon.

1792, some 20,000 people in Manchester, which had a population of under 75,000 at the time, signed a petition supporting the abolition of slavery.

Source: Socialist Worker online

Ah! Socialist Worker online ó and a load of old nonsense. Manchesterís wealth was built on Americaís cotton; the growth of which was the work of slaves which means that we can honestly say that INDIRECTLY Manchesterís wealth was built on slavery.

For your interest the big five formerly British banks had their origins in the Liverpool slave trade (the biggest slave industry outside London) when Liverpoolís traders wanted something to sink their money into. The built and operated banks which were later taken over by bigger banks.

For goodness sake, if youíre going to spend time in Manchester History by giving us facts, please check them first to make sure they are facts and not Socialist Worker propoganda.
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Christopher

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Re: Manchester's Wealth
« Reply #2 on: 05:32:25, 28/10/06 »
Most newspapers contain propaganda of one sort or another. That's what tends to sell them. Some express
the views of one political party and some the views of a different party. What is that called if not propaganda?
It may not be so blatently obvious as that of the Socialist Worker but it is still propaganda.