The Christian Socialist; A Journal for Those Who Work and Think Volume 5-9

The Christian Socialist; A Journal for Those Who Work and Think Volume 5-9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ... words to the Miners of Scotland in the firs', number of their new magazine. I respond to the request with the utmost pleasure, though pressure of business and want of time must impose upon me great brevity. My first word is one of congratulation. I rejoice that you, Miners of Scotland, have commenced a magazine of your own to give voice to your wants and your aspirations, and I trust the paper will have a long and useful career. You contribute no insignificant portion of the great industrial army that wins and prepares for the markets of the world the mineral treasures of our island. In round numbers, seventy thousand out of the five hundred and sixty thousand peisons engaged in and about mines in the United Kingdom are located in Scotland. In the year 1885 the Scotch miners produced over twenty-one million tons of coal, and one million eight hundred and ninety-five thousand tons of ironstone--that is about one-seventh of the coal, and one-sixth of the total ironstone raised by the whole of the United Kingdom. I am gratified to fiud that the miners of North Britain have recently awakened to the necessity of union. There are, I believe, at present nearly thirty thousand members banded together in the Scottish Miners' Federation. For upwards of twenty years I have been officially connected with trade unions, and for a still longer period I have watched with keen interest the progress of union principles in the mining districts of Great Britain, and I never observed such encouraging signs of union progress in Scotland as we witness to-day. A strong union was probably never needed more than now. Wages are exceedingly low; and there are legislative changes required, which can be accomplished only by self-help and by an active and powerful...show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123648875X
  • 9781236488756