To the Finland Station; a Study in the Writing and Acting of History - Part 2, Chapters 7-8 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Chapters 7-8 Summary and Analysis

Friedrich Engels grew up in Barmen, Germany. His town was across the river from a town with a textile factory. There was little gaiety in Elberfield-Barmen, as there was in other places in Germany. The workers spent their time in taverns and there was a lot of fighting and killing. Engels blamed this on their working conditions. When he was in Berlin, he became interested in Hegel and when in Cologne, Hess converted him to communism. He went on to Manchester, England where he stayed for twenty-two months. England was experiencing a severe economic depression at the time. He worked at his office during the day and wrote at night. Engels was appalled at the living and working conditions of the workers. There were many work-related accidents and illnesses.

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