Extended Audio Sample

Download Voices of the Powerless: Man and Manufacture: Quarry Bank Mill, Cheshire, and the Industrial Revolution Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Voices of the Powerless: Man and Manufacture: Quarry Bank Mill, Cheshire, and the Industrial Revolution (Unabridged), by Melvyn Bragg
0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Melvyn Bragg Narrator: Melvyn Bragg Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
Coming Soon! We're adding audiobooks daily and hope to make this one available for download very soon. Submit your vote below to let us know you really crave this title!
Vote this up! This audiobook has 0 votes

In this episode taken from the BBC Radio 4 series, Melvyn Bragg is in urban Lancashire to explore the warp and weft of the Industrial Revolution - how the upheavals of the new mechanisation affected workers who found their traditional trades, like hand-loom weaving, superseded and marginalised by the growth of industrialisation and mechanisation. He looks in particular at the way children were used in both the new trades and in the traditional world of agriculture.

Using the hundreds of first-hand accounts by ordinary and often impoverished workers, who found themselves frequently thrown out of work at the whim of the mill-owner or a shortage of raw materials, and who trudged literally hundreds of miles in search of work, Melvyn Bragg hears, in the true voice of the powerless, the way the Industrial Revolution fashioned men's and women's lives.

Download and start listening now!

BK_BBCW_004631
Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations