Business in the North West


A fascinating look at the rich history of business in ‘the first modern industrial district’. Essential reading for anyone interested in the history of the Manchester area.


Articles within:

Financial constraints and the decline of the Lancashire cotton textile industry, c1880-c1965.

Lancashire and the New Zealand market in the mid twentieth century: cotton, glass and locomotives.

Freemasonry and civic identity: municipal politics, business and the rise of Blackpool from the 1850s to the First World War.

Brewing in the North West, 1840-1914: sowing the seeds of service-sector management?

The development of toy-manufacturing in the North West, c1851-1931.

Working on the frontiers of risk: the insurance industry in north-west England since 1700.

Lancashire’s highway men: the business community and road improvements during the industrial revolution.

Straws in the wind: the local and regional roots of an occupational disease epidemic.

  • Author: edited by John F. Wilson
  • Binding: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781859362099
  • Pages: 197
  • Date of Publication: 2010


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