Condition of the Working-Class in England in 1844


Read by Cate Barratt

(4.7 stars; 29 reviews)

This is Engels' first book (since considered a classic account of England's working class in the industrial age), which argues that workers paid a heavy price for the industrial revolution that swept the country. Engels wrote the piece while staying in Manchester from 1842 to 1844, based on th bohis observations and several contemporary reports conducted over the period. (Summary by Cathy Barratt) (12 hr 0 min)

Chapters

Preface 33:56 Read by Cate Barratt
Introduction 40:38 Read by Cate Barratt
Chapter 1. The Industrial Proletariat 7:22 Read by Cate Barratt
Chapter 2. The Great Towns, part 1 33:49 Read by Cate Barratt
Chapter 2. The Great Towns, part 2 39:08 Read by Cate Barratt
Chapter 2. The Great Towns, part 3 44:31 Read by Cate Barratt
Chapter 3. Competition 32:42 Read by Cate Barratt
Chapter 4. Irish Immigration 10:16 Read by Cate Barratt
Chapter 5. Results, part 1 47:13 Read by Cate Barratt
Chapter 5. Results, part 2 47:38 Read by Cate Barratt
Chapter 6. Single Branches of Industry. Factory Hands, part 1 39:36 Read by Cate Barratt
Chapter 6. Single Branches of Industry. Factory Hands, part 2 44:14 Read by Cate Barratt
Chapter 6. Single Branches of Industry. Factory Hands, part 3 39:06 Read by Cate Barratt
Chapter 7. The Remaining Branches of Industry, part 1 24:34 Read by Cate Barratt
Chapter 7. The Remaining Branches of Industry, part 2 33:30 Read by Cate Barratt
Chapter 8. Labour Movements, part 1 36:42 Read by Cate Barratt
Chapter 8. Labour Movements, part 2 32:56 Read by Cate Barratt
Chapter 9. The Mining Proletariat 43:42 Read by Cate Barratt
Chapter 10. The Agricultural Proletariat 34:59 Read by Cate Barratt
Chapter 11. The Attitude of the Bourgeoisie Towards the Proletariat 53:55 Read by Cate Barratt

Reviews

a brilliant book, brilliantly narrated. THANK YOU!


(5 stars)


(5 stars)

Beautifully narrated! Thank you so much

Engels was flawed.


(4.5 stars)

As a do-good-nick white liberal, aware of my inherent white privilege, I wanted to like this book. It is written by one of the founders of communism. I naturally recognize the benefits of communism for society. However after reading this book in light of modern social justice theory, I realize how flawed it is. First the author was white. His world view is based on an inherently privileged position that marginalized nonbinary BIPOCs. His work must therefore be discounted. More troublesome, however, is the fact he is criticall of the major corporations that came to controll his entire society. This is indefensible. It is major corporations backed by liberal and conservative politicians that bring the light of social justice into the world. So In summary we need to destroy communism and then recreate it. Rather than being authored by a couple of old cis gendered white makes, it can be reimplemented by a council of nonbinary BIPOCs who work in the human resources department of Monsanto.