Friedrich Engels In Manchester
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  • Manchester walking tours from writer Jonathan Schofield, following Friedrich Engels' steps around the city...

    "Engels, with Karl Marx, was the father of Communism. The 22 years he spent in Manchester shaped his thoughts and ideas. As the well-known historian Asa Briggs said, 'If Engels had lived not in Manchester...his conception of class and his theories of the role of class might have been very different. In this case, Marx might have been not a Communist but a currency reformer. The fact that Manchester was taken to be the symbol of the age in the 1840s was of central importance in modern world history.'"

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