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Friedrich Engels spent two years (from 1842 to 1844) in Manchester, England, working at his father's factory. During that period he observed and recorded the effect of the industrial revolution on the labor market and the subsequent condition of what became the working class of England. While it is widely argued that the industrial revolution improved the standard of living for the general population, Engels' observations, corroborated by his considerable research into official reports by various government-appointed commissions, reveal that in 1845, the working class was still paying a heavy toll for England's industrial rise.
Public Domain (P)2017 Cate Barratt
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By Amazon Customer on 05-25-17

A rare disappointment

The basic material was good, but the narrator was terrible. She sounded like a text-to-speech bot, which I could have listened to for free. Boo.

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By Enobarbus on 08-31-17

READ BY A MACHINE?

Would you try another book written by Friedrich Engels or narrated by Cate Barratt?

APPALLING. SOUNDS AS IF IT'S BEING READ BY A ROBOT.

Would you be willing to try another one of Cate Barratt’s performances?

NEVER EVER.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

FURY.

Any additional comments?

ALWAYS TRY A READING BEFORE YOU BUY!

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