An introduction to the history of the conditions of the working class in england

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Within The Condition of the Working Class in England Engels also expands his sociological study into the realm of psychology. With regard to America, the parallel is indeed most striking. Update this section!

Besides, only in England has the necessary material been so completely collected and put on record by official enquiries as is essential for any in the least exhaustive presentation of the subject.

That toll was discontent. The state of things described in this book belongs to-day, in many respects, to the past, as far as England is concerned.

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That sociological study would eventually be published under the title The Condition of the Working Class in England. Inin Paris, Engels met and formed his lifelong intellectual partnership with Karl Marx.

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It will be hardly necessary to point out that the general theoretical standpoint of this book — philosophical, economical, political — does not exactly coincide with my standpoint of to-day. Modern international Socialism, since fully developed as a science, chiefly and almost exclusively through the efforts of Marx, did not as yet exist in This proved to be a very wide-ranging critique of industrialisation and one that was echoed by many of the Marxist historians who studied the industrial revolution in the 20th century. Chaloner, who edited a recent edition of The Condition of the Working Class in England, say that the book was based on incomplete evidence but that it established Engels's reputation among socialists. Henderson and W. Before the introduction of mills, 1, out of 10, adults died before reaching 39 years old, and after their introduction the death rate rose to 1, out of 10, He shows, for example, that in large industrial cities such as Manchester and Liverpool , mortality from disease such as smallpox , measles , scarlet fever and whooping cough was four times that in the surrounding countryside, and mortality from convulsions was ten times as high. Again, the repeated visitations of cholera , typhus , small-pox and other epidemics have shown the British bourgeois the urgent necessity of sanitation in his towns and cities, if he wishes to save himself and family from falling victims to such diseases. Accordingly, the most crying abuses described in this book have either disappeared or have been made less conspicuous.

With The Condition of the Working Class in England Engels helped to reveal that the effects of the Industrial Revolution were not limited merely to the business world, but had also forever altered the domestic situation of the population. He shows, for example, that in large industrial cities such as Manchester and Liverpoolmortality from disease such as smallpoxmeaslesscarlet fever and whooping cough was four times that in the surrounding countryside, and mortality from convulsions was ten times as high.

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Accordingly, the most crying abuses described in this book have either disappeared or have been made less conspicuous. Tenement living stripped people of their very sense of autonomy and such a loss inevitably results in a psychological toll. My, book represents one of the phases of its embryonic development; and as the human embryo, in its early stages, still reproduces the gill-arches of our fish-ancestors, so this book exhibits everywhere the traces of the descent of Modern Socialism from one of its ancestors, German philosophy.

An introduction to the history of the conditions of the working class in england

Hence we find in America the same struggles for a shorter working-day, for a legal limitation of the working-time, especially of women and children in factories; we find the truck-system in full blossom, and the cottage-system , in rural districts, made use of by the 'bosses' as a means of domination over the workers. A People's History of the Industrial Revolution". Sent to England, what he saw there made him even more radical. A knowledge of proletarian conditions is absolutely necessary to be able to provide solid ground for socialist theories, on the one hand, and for judgments about their right to exist, on the other; and to put an end to all sentimental dreams and fancies pro and con. Modern international Socialism, since fully developed as a science, chiefly and almost exclusively through the efforts of Marx, did not as yet exist in In , in Paris, Engels met and formed his lifelong intellectual partnership with Karl Marx. But while England has thus outgrown the juvenile state of capitalist exploitation described by me, other countries have only just attained it. That toll was discontent. Again, the repeated visitations of cholera , typhus , small-pox and other epidemics have shown the British bourgeois the urgent necessity of sanitation in his towns and cities, if he wishes to save himself and family from falling victims to such diseases. Update this section! It will be hardly necessary to point out that the general theoretical standpoint of this book — philosophical, economical, political — does not exactly coincide with my standpoint of to-day.

Chaloner, who edited a recent edition of The Condition of the Working Class in England, say that the book was based on incomplete evidence but that it established Engels's reputation among socialists. France, Germany and especially America, are the formidable competitors who, at this moment — as foreseen by me in — are more and more breaking up England's industrial monopoly.

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The Condition of the Working Class in England by Friedrich Engels