Some generic ideas for research topics
- Cottonopolis and its influence on the creation of the cooperative movement. eg here
- The influence of Manchester Cottonopolis on the textile industry
- What you didn’t know about the Industrial Revolution of Cottonopolis in Manchester.
- Hidden cotton mills, The migration of workers to Manchester, New occupations e.g. engravers
- The birth of leisure pursuits as a result of the industrial Revolution in Manchester
- Music, public houses, theatres, newspapers, walking
- Leisure pursuits in Cottonopolis Manchester
- What was like to be a child during the Industrial Revolution.
- Written from a child’s perspective – from birth to death
- Could your occupation predict your life expectancy during the ‘Cottonopolis’ era in rural and urban Manchester
- Effect of cotton fibres – coal fires – factory work before Factory Acts
- Communication in Cottonopolis Manchester
- Birth of Manchester newspapers – politics (Unions) job opportunities, advertising arts, world news etc
- Parliamentary Acts brought about by the Industrial Revolution