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Six Centuries of Work and Wages: The History of English Labour it was amazing 5. First Published in Hardcover , pages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
The golden age of the workman began, and in spite of all efforts to the contrary, continued for two centuries ; nor was it. But great pains were taken to improve the breeds of sheep ; for wool was the chief production of the English, who virtually had a monopoly of the trade for many centuries. Thus Professor Rogers tells us, that even as early as the thirteenth century almost everyone in England not only possessed land but cultivated it, and the production of clothes and hosiery was mostly a home industry. For a bit of picturesque writing, let the reader turn to p. Nabu Press February 24, Language: Possibly he may remedy this serious blunder later. See what's been added to the collection in the current 1 2 3 4 5 6 weeks months years.
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Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Jun 14, Frederick rated it it was amazing. This is a remarkable book and an invaluable resource on the history of labor in England, the very subject of much of Marx's "Capital.
That he should have done this shows how a long course of bourgeois economy must have weakened the intelligence of a naturally clever man. Trade Unions and Co-operative Societies are his ideas of the extreme remedies for our present anarchical state of society. Landlords our Professor looks upon with a much less favourable eye; but his favourite capitalists — notwithstanding the passage quoted above — may rob labourers under existing economical forms as much as they please. Neither is any class war necessary; though we read with some satisfaction the following passage in the preface: We gladly pass from the puerilities and irrelevancies of the later period to say a few words on that portion of the book which alone is of any value.
Thus Professor Rogers tells us, that even as early as the thirteenth century almost everyone in England not only possessed land but cultivated it, and the production of clothes and hosiery was mostly a home industry.
Thorold Rogers, Six Centuries of Work and Wages, 5 enables me to translate money wages actually paid into the necessaries of life. I cannot, indeed, in the later. Six centuries of work and wages: the history of English labour. by Rogers, James E. Thorold (James Edwin Thorold), Publication.
It is even more certain that he had his fowl in the pot. Adulteration was kept down with a strong hand, however, and regulated prices — which Professor Rogers thinks may even yet be extended greatly! Now all this from Mr. Rogers is very important.
Not because we can put the clock back, or wish to do so, to those days of small but not altogether unpleasant things; but because such facts make it quite clear that the system of unregulated competition has relatively greatly degraded the mass of the people; though the power of man over nature and the wealth of the country have almost infinitely increased since the Middle Ages.
These were the days of personal relations and individualism in short; much oppression, much brutality existed, but good food and moderate labour made hardy, independent people of the English of the Middle Ages.