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Introduction: Making the Modern City, Alan Kidd & Terry Wyke

Chapter 1: Roots of Industrial Revolution, Geoff Timmins

Chapter 2: Rise and Decline of Cottonopolis, Terry Wyke

Chapter 3: Science, Technology and Medicine, James Sumner

Chapter 4: Voices of the People, Michael E. Rose

Chapter 5: A Cosmopolitan City, Mervyn Busteed

Chapter 6: Culture, Media and Sport, Dave Russell

Chapter 7: Township to Metropolis: Suburbs and the shaping of the modern city, Alan Kidd

Chapter 8: The Resurgent Entrepreneurial City, Brian Robson

About the Author

Alan Kidd is Emeritus Professor of Social & Regional History, Manchester Metropolitan University. Terry Wyke is Senior Lecturer in Social & Economic History, Manchester Metropolitan University.


'Fascinating in-depth study of how and why Manchester developed into an internationally important city. A thoroughly enjoyable read with many illustrations.'

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