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Freidrich Engels
Engels visiting workers' quarters in Manchester
Engels in Manchester

Although often overshadowed by his co-author Karl Marx, Friederich Engels is regarded as one of the founding fathers of scientific socialism. This article will tell of the importance that Manchester had on his life. It will explain how it influenced him politically and also how his work there helped finance both himself and Marx. It will portray the reasons why he came to Manchester. On the surface it was to appease his father, but in reality he wanted to study the city at the centre of the industrial world and the people that inhabited it. It will also describe how during his time there he lived two very different lives. More...

Words: Danny Crosby

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