A History of Factory Legislation (Classic Reprint)

A History of Factory Legislation (Classic Reprint)

by B. L. Hutchins
     
 

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It is remarkable that no systematic and complete history of the English Factory Acts should hitherto have been published. The experimental legislation of the elder Sir Robert Peel, expanded by Robert Owen into a general principle of industrial government, and applied in tentative instalments by successive generations of

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Excerpt from A History of Factory Legislation

It is remarkable that no systematic and complete history of the English Factory Acts should hitherto have been published. The experimental legislation of the elder Sir Robert Peel, expanded by Robert Owen into a general principle of industrial government, and applied in tentative instalments by successive generations of Home Office administrators, has spread to every industrial community in the Old World and the New. Of all the nineteenth century inventions in social organisation, Factory Legislation is the most widely diffused. The opening of the twentieth century finds it prevailing over a larger area than the public library or the savings bank: it is, perhaps, more far-reaching, if not more ubiquitous, than even the public elementary school or the policeman.

The system of regulation which began with the protection of the tiny class of pauper apprentices in textile mills now includes within its scope every manual worker in every manufacturing industry.

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ISBN-13:
9781331900443
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/26/2015
Pages:
406
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.83(d)

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