The Cotton Famine 1861-65

An illustrated talk by Gervase Philips of MMU; Tuesday 26th February 2019

Gervase Phillips is Principal Lecturer in History, and Head of History, at Manchester Metropolitan University. He has published on a wide variety of topics, from the persecution of early Christians through to the use of carrier pigeons in the trenches of the Western Front, but he has a particular interest in the American Civil War (1861-65) and Anglo-American relations during that conflict. And, as a native of Hyde, the Cotton Famine and its impact on the people of the mill towns of Lancashire and Cheshire has always been of especial significance to him.

7.00pm for 7.15 pm
Friends’ Meeting House, Mount Street, Manchester M2 5NS
£8.00 - no need to book