Friedrich Engels: The Great Towns - Friedrich Engels The Great Towns chapter2:ending \u25cf Large towns have the highest levels of industrialization and

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Friedrich Engels: The Great Towns chapter2:ending Large towns have the highest levels of industrialization and development Manners and customs of the past are gone "Merry England" forgotten There's only rich and poor and no in between One percent is rich while the 99 percent suffer and are bankrupt Chapter 3 Talks about the magnificence of London Great agglomeration of population Super strong economy Lots of amazing ships Counteracted by the reality The slums show what is behind all this People suffered and sacrificed their lives for the greatness Overpopulated and isolated Thousands of people in the crowded streets that aren't interested in each other People are focused on themselves and their issues rather than their "neighbors" People will exploit each other if they need to Class warfare Blames issues of working class on 3 factors: Introduction of steam power, Machinery, Division of labor Working class and upper class are physically divided in the cities People who visit Manchester only go to the nice sides of the citiy The social classes have an unspoken agreement to stay within their territories If they are in mixed area, upper class ignore the working class Rich live so close to the poor but are so oblivious to it Slums of Manchester Extremely densely populated Houses are old and falling apart: broken windows, doors, dirt floors Cramming as many houses there as possible Very narrow streets Covered in trash, sewage and filth Restrooms are basically full of urine and excrement River filled with sewage, human waste, trash, and waste from the factories that is dumped in Flows through the residential area, No pumps or piped water in those areas The surrounding ground is used as bathrooms Even cellars to the tiny houses are rented out

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