The Laboring Classes of England
ESPECIALLY THOSE ENGAGED IN
AGRICULTURE AND MANUFACTURES;
IN A SERIES OF LETTERS.
By an Englishman.
A Voice from the Factories,
IN SERIOUS VERSE.
PUBLISHED BY JOHN PUTNAM, 81 CORNHILL,
AND SOLD BY THE AUTHOR,
8 Mount Vernon Avenue.
Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1847,
BY JOHN PUTNAM,
In the Clerk's office of the District Court of Massachusetts.
|Incidents in the Life of the Author,||13|
|General Condition of the Laboring Classes,||26|
|Agricultural Laborers of Wilts, Dorset, Devon, and Somerset,||34|
|Agricultural Laborers of Kent, Surrey, and Sussex,||39|
|Ignorance and Superstition in Kent,||44|
|Agricultural Laborers of Suffolk, Norfolk, Lincoln, Yorkshire, and Northumberland,||52|
|The English Factory System—its Early History,||60 |
|History of an Orphan Boy,||65|
|The Lace-Makers of Nottingham,||84|
|A Factory conducted on Christian Principles,||94|
|Condition of Female Operatives,||105|
|Value of Human Life in English Factories,||111|
|Statistical Facts—Increase of Machinery—Ditto of Individual Labor, and of early Superannuation of Operatives,|
|Wages, Strikes, and Turn-outs for Wages—Means used by the manufacturers to prevent them—Ten-hour System—Conclusion,||128|
A Voice from the Factories—A Poem,