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circa 1905


Lecture 6 is about the impact of industrial change at the end of the 1700s namely the shift from "cottage" or village manufacturing to factory manufacturing. The results were devastating for laborers, and increased poverty and pauperism. Charitable efforts were not up to the task.

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Earl Clement Davis, sermons, minister, Unitarianism, religion, history

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Lecture Six: The Iron Law of Wages, The Poor Man Pushed to the Wall [Early Modern Period, Late 1700s]



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