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The newborn working class in New Zealand took its first breath in the upsurge of union organising and the 1890 maritime strike, which was both the culmination of that upsurge and its defeat (described in my… 3,899 more words
In 1842 Friedrich Engels, the 22-year-old son of a German textile manufacturer, was sent to Manchester, England, to work in the family business. Manchester was at the time the centre of a great textile industry. 2,555 more words
The modern proletariat is a propertyless class. Evicted from the land, dispossessed of the means of life, the proletarians are thereby compelled, under threat of starvation, to sell their labour-power to the owners of the means of production, the capitalists, in return for a wage. 5,162 more words
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