The Condition of the Working-Class in England in 1844: With Preface Written in 1892 by Friedrich EngelsThe Condition of the Working-Class in England in 1844: With Preface Written in 1892 by Friedrich Engels

The Condition of the Working-Class in England in 1844: With Preface Written in 1892

byFriedrich EngelsTranslated byFlorence Kelley Wischnewetzky

Paperback | December 23, 2010

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Frederich Engels (1820-1895) was a German businessman and political theorist renowned as one of the intellectual founders of communism. In 1842 Engels was sent to Manchester to oversee his father's textile business, and he lived in the city until 1844. This volume, first published in German in 1845, contains his classic and highly influential account of working-class life in Manchester at the height of its industrial supremacy. Engels' highly detailed descriptions of urban conditions and contrasts between the different classes in Manchester were informed from both his own observations and his contacts with local labour activists and Chartists. Extensively researched and written with sympathy for the working class, this volume is one Engels' best known works and remains a vivid portrait of contemporary urban England. This volume is reissued from the English edition of 1892, which was translated by noted social activist Florence Kelley Wischnewetzky (1859-1932).
Friedrich Engels is perhaps best remembered as the confidant, colleague, and benefactor of Karl Marx. Engels was born into a Calvinist family on November 28, 1820. The family owned fabric mills in the Rhineland and had business interests in Manchester, England, Engels joined the family business at age 16; he never had a formal universi...
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Title:The Condition of the Working-Class in England in 1844: With Preface Written in 1892Format:PaperbackDimensions:326 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.75 inPublished:December 23, 2010Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1108025609

ISBN - 13:9781108025607

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Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; 1. The industrial proletariat; 2. The great towns; 3. Competition; 4. Irish immigration; 5. Results; 6. Single branches of industry - factory hands; 7. The remaining branches of industry; 8. Labour movements; 9. The mining proletariat; 10. The agricultural proletariat; 11. Attitude of the bourgeoisie towards the proletariat; Translator's note; Index.