The factory system, with special reference to factory legislation in England and Manitoba
McCullough, Lily Anna
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The Modern Factory System, as introduced into England in the first quarter of the eighteenth century and developed during the period known as the "Industrial Revolution", brought in its train not only Industrial Progress and Prosperity from a national point of view, a largely increased national dividend and a commercial development unequaled in any period of the world's history, but grave industrial problems involving the very existence of the English worker, the back bone of English industry. This System, its growth and development out of existing organizations of labor, these problems arising out of unprecedented conditions of labor and the legislation, tentative and empirical aimed at the solution of these problems form the subject matter of the following discussion...