Gilded Ghetto 8

Right: out of work, into the workhouse.
The nineteenth century solution was to
punish the destitute for the failure of
their employers. But workers rose to their
own defence. Below, a meeting of gasworkers
on Peckham Rye, London during
the 1889 strike. The organisation of unskilled
workers like these was a turning
point for the state

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