The Conditions Of The Working Class Of England By Frederick Engels

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“The conditions of the working classes of England” was published by Frederick Engels in the year of 1845 in Germany, 1887 in the United States, and 1891 in England. He spent his time writing from September of ‘84 until March of ‘85. Engles decided to learn about the conditions of the working while he was working in his a factory with his father at the age of 24 in Manchester, England. “Conditions of the working class of England” was written to help people around the world have an idea of what things were like for the working class of another country and how the short and long-term effects of the care they were given was. The book is broken up into 15 different chapters, while it was about how the industrial revolution played a fact in Great …show more content…
When the industrial revolution of England started, the UK was home to more than 2.5 million people all of the different classes and racial background. Which seems small compared to the 64.1 million that call the UK home in present time. When he first starts to talk about the towns of England it all starts in London, and how all of the different classes have a few things in common, to work and to become bigger. Before the start of the revolution, London is the main major city that is located in England. Yet with so many people coming over it is no surprise that other cities would follow in London’s footsteps. He also takes us to Leeds, Birmingham, and Manchester, which were know as the boomtowns of the industrial revolution. During this time the only thing each of these cities had in common was the amount of build up that was being created by the rise of places to work or workers. Sadly while everything was being built, there were many deaths from starvation because the cities were prepared for the new amount of travels that would be settling there for a job and willing to do just about anything to have a little amount of money in their …show more content…
If you were a worker in a factory, then you had a higher risk of catching a disease and then not being able to work, and taking it home to your family as well. For those who found work in the mines, they were in constant fear of being blown to bits at any given second. Many workers didn’t make it passed the age of 40 and children well it wasn’t uncommon to have a few of them falling into machines every day. During this time, many kids were dead before they were six years old, their immune systems just could handle it all at once. If you were working in the factory the owners knew that there were so many people who needed work that they would work for almost nothing in terrible conditions. To work in today’s world, it is an eight hour day. A minimum of $7.25 an hour, and around the age of a high schooler. Back then it didn’t matter your age, up to 16 hours a day, and whatever the owner wanted to pay you for the day. Also during this time, more than 12% of adults died in the industrial revolution compared to the 10% before it started. What was worse was kids who should have been in school learning, they were instead working 12 hours a day in the same conditions as their parents. One of the factories in Manchester 75% of people who worked there were not in good shape,

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