How did money from slavery help develop Greater Manchester?

MOSI event: historian Alan Rice

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An event was held to invite people to discuss the question 'Did slaves build Manchester?'

People put questions to the historian Alan Rice to get his view on how slavery helped shape the cotton industries in Greater Manchester. He draws some analogies between enslavement and the ways of working on the plantations and the conditions in the cotton mills.

Filmed at the Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) on 1 March 2008.