Condition of the Working-Class in England in 1844 cover

Condition of the Working-Class in England in 1844

Friedrich Engels (1820-1895)

1. Preface
2. Introduction
3. Chapter 1. The Industrial Proletariat
4. Chapter 2. The Great Towns, part 1
5. Chapter 2. The Great Towns, part 2
6. Chapter 2. The Great Towns, part 3
7. Chapter 3. Competition
8. Chapter 4. Irish Immigration
9. Chapter 5. Results, part 1
10. Chapter 5. Results, part 2
11. Chapter 6. Single Branches of Industry. Factory Hands, part 1
12. Chapter 6. Single Branches of Industry. Factory Hands, part 2
13. Chapter 6. Single Branches of Industry. Factory Hands, part 3
14. Chapter 7. The Remaining Branches of Industry, part 1
15. Chapter 7. The Remaining Branches of Industry, part 2
16. Chapter 8. Labour Movements, part 1
17. Chapter 8. Labour Movements, part 2
18. Chapter 9. The Mining Proletariat
19. Chapter 10. The Agricultural Proletariat
20. Chapter 11. The Attitude of the Bourgeoisie Towards the Proletariat

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This is Engels' first book (since considered a classic account of England's working class in the industrial age), which argues that workers paid a heavy price for the industrial revolution that swept the country. Engels wrote the piece while staying in Manchester from 1842 to 1844, based on th bohis observations and several contemporary reports conducted over the period.