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Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947. Great Britain after the war - Image 7. 1916. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 20, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2338/show/2260.

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Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947. (1916). Great Britain after the war - Image 7. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2338/show/2260

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Title Great Britain after the war
Alternative Title Great Britain after the war, by Sidney Webb and Arnold Freeman; being facts and figures, quotations and queries, suggestions and forecasts, designed to help individual inquirers and study circles in considering what will happen after war with regard to trade, employment, wages, prices, trade unionism, co-operation, women's labour, foreign commerce, the railways, the coal supply, education, taxation, etc. Dedicated to the Workers' educational association
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947
Publisher G. Allen and Unwin
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • London
Date 1916
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Economic policy
  • Economics
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • United Kingdom
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Extent 80 pages; 22 cm.
Original Item Location HC256.2.P27
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8302906~S11
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections
Use and Reproduction This item is in the public domain and may be used freely.
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Title Image 7
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Transcript INTRODUCTION. A century ago the Servile State was no comic figment, but a reality. The mass of the people of Great Britain were dependent upon the demands or the whims of the capitalist, to a degree almost incredible in these days, for their means of life and for their manner of living. This dependence meant for the bulk of the population a condition of squalor, wretchedness and degradation from which the ordinary working-man of to-day would shrink as from a living death. Parliamentary representation was the monopoly of a handful of privileged personages; nine-tenths of the population could neither read newspapers nor use a pen ; even the elementary human right of combination to resist the enslavement effected by long hours, low wages and deplorable conditions of employment was, by law, denied to the workers. If we take this for our point of comparison, the rise in the Standard of Comfort and the growth of freedom during the hundred years between the close of the war with France and the opening of the war with Germany have been nothing short of extraordinary. It is true that the text-books can still characterise our industrial regime as ' capitalistic ! and ' individualist " ; true, also, that the financier, the company- director and the trust magnate are in some ways more effectually the real kings of British industry than were their forerunners of the early stages of the Industrial Revolution. But it is no longer true that the mass of the people are at the mercy of capitalism for their bread and butter, their conditions of employment, their health, their leisure, their thinking and their very honour, as it might legitimately be said that they were a century ago. Trade Unionism—criminal during the first quarter of the century, lawfully embracing 4,000,000 members in 1914—had succeeded, before war broke out, in freeing great sections of the workers, as regards hours, wages and conditions of employment, from their former absolute dependence upon the employer's fiat. The Co-operative Movement—growing from 28 members in 1844 to more than three millionsin 1915—has enabled nearly a quarter of the whole population to supply itself, free from capitalist profit, with the bulk of the commodities which the workers' households daily need- Supplementing the action of Collective Bargaining, the State had already before the war put the force of law 'behind a prodigiously elaborate series of Common "Rule*.