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Cotton Famine

Between 1861 and 1865, Jane Horrocks' family and my father's family were living through the darkest period of Lancashire history - the cotton famine. This was when American was divided by the North and the South because of slavery of African people who were working the cotton plantations in South America. As the troops from North America blocked access to the South American ports, it hit Lancashire rock hard! Poverty and unemployement spread throughout the ...
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