Labor in Europe and America; A Special Report on the Rates of Wages, the Cost of Subsistence, and the Condition of the Working Classes in Great Britain, Germany, France, Belgium and Other Countries of Europe, Also in the United States and

Labor in Europe and America; A Special Report on the Rates of Wages, the Cost of Subsistence, and the Condition of the Working Classes in Great Britain, Germany, France, Belgium and Other Countries of Europe, Also in the United States and

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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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...the shipment of pipe and hogshead staves. Mi. Bass, like Mr. Guinness, in Dublin, and the late Mr. Vnssar of this cpnntry, has distributed large sums in benevolence. A church was pointed out to the writer in Burton, costing some 25,000, and another situated elsewhere, which were built at his sole expense. Possibly there is some connection, other than alliteration, between beer and benevolence. country intoxication is infrequent. Indeed, the consul of the United States at Chemnitz remarked, "Judging from the quantity a native can consume, I apprehend that one will stagger quicker from the weight than the strength of the potion." In England, small or light beer has been in general use for many centuries, and was a common beverage long before the introduction of tea. Indeed it is a little remarkable that while the use of beer does not diminish, that of " the cup which cheers but not inebriates" has greatly increased, until the average consumption, in that country has reached four pounds per capita, t To those who need or think they need some stimulus, the use of malt liquors is far less injurious than spirits. The intemperance which so generally prevails in Liverpool, Glasgow, London, and Antwerp, where West India rum and other spirits are largely consumed, attests this fact. HOMES OP THE WORKING PEOPLE. It has been incontestably shown that the chief cause of the evils that afflict working men and their families arises from the excessive use of spirituous and malt liquors. In making a full analysis of this subject it becomes necessary to extend the investigation beyond the secondary and search for the primary cause, of which the cause just stated is merely an effect. If the workman indulges in the excessive use of spirits...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 653g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236578465
  • 9781236578464