Our Position and Prospects: An Essay on the Social, Intellectual...
A Rare Essay on the "Position and Prospects" of the Working Class Jones, C.E. Our Position and Prospects: An Essay on the Social, Intellectual, And Moral Condition of the Working Classes: Bearing Largely on Education, Emigration, And Other Subjects Deeply Affecting the Popular Interests at the Present Time. Addressed to the People. [Devonport: Charles Wood, Printer, 1850?]. v, , 87 pp. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5-1/4"). Disbound. Moderate toning, very light foxing and soiling to a few leaves, first few leaves nearly detached, ink library stamps to title page and a few other leaves, text not affected. Rare. $650. * This essay discusses the social and economic conditions of the British working class and proposes a series of moral and political reforms, including tax reform, vocational training and the promotion of temperance and education. It also discusses emigration as "the readiest means of relief" to an "overstocked" Britain (28). A contemporary review describes this and another similar essay as "deserving attention for their own sake, but especially as indicating, thro writers who themselves are of the People, what are the thoughts and feelings-the social Yeast-fermenting amongst the Working Classes of England" (The Truth-Seeker, April 1850, p. 450). We could find no other record of this title. No copies located on OCLC or Library Hub.
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