Home-life of the Lancashire Factory Folk during the Cotton Famine

Author of Lancashire Sketches, Poems and Lancashire Songs,
Tufts of Heather from the Northern Moors, etc, etc.

“Hopdance cries in poor Tom’s belly for two white herrings.
Croak not, black angel: I have no food for thee.” – King Lear

Preface

The following chapters are reprinted from the columns of the Manchester Examiner and Times, to which Paper they were contributed by the Author during the year 1862.

Contents

Chapter Page Title
I 1 Among the Blackburn Operatives
II 13 " "
III 23 Among the Preston Operatives
IV 32 " "
V 40 " "
VI 48 " "
VII 59 " "
VIII 69 " "
IX 79 " "
X 87 " "
XI 97 " "
XII 107 " "
XIII 115 " "
XIV 123 " "
XV 132 Among the Wigan Operatives
XVI 139 " "
XVII 147 " "
XVIII 155 " "
XIX 163 " "
XX 171 " "
XXI 179 " "
XXII 189 An Incident by the Wayside
XXIII 197 Wandering Minstrels; or, Wails of the Workless Poor

Letters and Speeches upon the Cotton Famine

Page No. Title
209 Letters of a Lancashire Lad
217 Mr Cobden’s Speech
227 Speech of the Earl of Derby
253 Songs of Distress chiefly written during the Cotton Famine

(Transcribed from the paper book for the digital web by Peter Moulding)

Published . Touching descriptions of many individuals and families in Blackburn, Preston and Wigan written during the cotton famine. Also letters, speeches and songs of distress.

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