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Great Britain after the war

Webb, Sidney and Freeman, Arnold (1916) Great Britain after the war. Allen & Unwin, London.

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A century ago the 'Servile State' was no comic figment, but a reality. The mass of people of Great Britain were dependent upon the demands or the whims of the capitalist, to a degree almost incredible in these days, for their means of life and for their manner of living. And as a matter of fact, this dependence meant for the bulk of the population a condition of squalor, wretchedness and degradation from which the ordinary working-man of to-day would shrink as from a living death. Parliamentary representation was the monopoly of a handful of privileged personages; nine-tenths of the population could neither read newspapers nor use a pen; even the elementary human right of combination to resist enslavement effected by abnormally long hours, low wages and deplorable conditions of employment, was, by law, denied to the workers. - First paragraph of Introduction.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: 80 p. 1st edition, published September 1916. The full text is available at the link. "Being facts and figures, quotations and queries, suggestions and forecasts, designed to help individual inquirers and study circles in considering what will happen after the war with regard to trade, employment, wages, prices, trade unionism, co-operation, women's labour, foreign commerce, the railways, the coal supply, education, taxation, etc." - title page.
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D501 World War I
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2011 14:57
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2017 15:10

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