The Condition of the Working-Class in England in 1844

with a Preface written in 1892

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Published: 1844
Language: English
Wordcount: 116,587 / 354 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 40.5
LoC Category: J
Downloads: 2,361
Added to site: 2005.12.14
mnybks.net#: 11336
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Politics, Essays

The book, an English translation of which is here republished, was first issued in Germany in 1845. The author, at that time, was young, twenty- four years of age, and his production bears the stamp of his youth with its good and its faulty features, of neither of which he feels ashamed. Transcribed from the January 1943 George Allen & Unwin reprint of the March 1892 edition.

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umphed along the whole line.

"The Reform Bill of 1831 had been the victory of the whole capitalist class over the landed aristocracy. The repeal of the Corn Laws was the victory of the manufacturing capitalist not only over the landed aristocracy, but over those sections of capitalists, too, whose interests were more or less bound up with the landed interest,--bankers, stock-jobbers, fund-holders, etc. Free Trade meant the re-adjustment of the whole home and foreign, commercial and financial policy of England in accordance with the interests of the manufacturing capitalists--the class which now represented the nation. And they set about this task with a will. Every obstacle to industrial production was mercilessly removed. The tariff and the whole system of taxation were revolutionised. Everything was made subordinate to one end, but that end of the utmost importance to the manufacturing capitalist: the cheapening of all raw produce, and especially of the m

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