Manchester Liberalism, also known as the Manchester School, Manchester Capitalism and pejoratively as Manchesterism, was a political movement originating in 19th century Manchester, England, which supported free trade, laissez-faire and economic liberalism and promoted an isolationist foreign policy, abolition of slavery, freedom of the press and separation of church and state.
It was influenced by the existing Corn Laws at the time, which disadvantaged the workers and the large textile manufacturing industry of Manchester, England by imposing tariffs on wheat, which raised the price of food. The Anti-Corn Law League (which is what Manchester Liberalism grew out from) was founded to repeal the Corn Laws, which they were eventually successful in doing in 1846.
Manchester Liberals were also opposed war and imperialism, arguing that there was little benefit in paying taxes to defend colonies like Canada who provided little trade for Manchester manufacturers.
How to Draw
Manchester Liberalism used the design of the shield on the Arms of the City of Manchester.
- Draw a ball.
- Color the bottom 2/3 red and the top 1/3 white.
- Draw 3 gold lines in the red section spanning from bottom-right to top-left.
- In the white section, fill the bottom with body of water and put a ship on top of it.
- Add the eyes to the ball.
|White||#FFFFFF||255, 255, 255|
|Red||#D50000||213, 0, 0|
|#FFD700||Gold||nil, nil, nil|
|Blue||#0000FF||0, 0, 255|
|Light Blue||#2B7AFC||43, 122, 252|
|Brown||#642800||100, 40, 0|
- Classical Liberalism -
- Libertarianism -
- Industrialism - Our textile industry is important.
- Capitalism - Oh yeah, it's money time.
- Mercentilism - You hurt the economy more than help.
- Protectionism - You too.
- Imperialism - A sour deal.
- Socialism -
- Manchester Liberalism
- Anti-Corn Law League
- Little Englander
- Richard Cobden
- John Bright
- Michel Chevalier
- Thomas Thomasson
- Manchester school - Encyclopedia Britannica