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Notes and Reflections on Books and Media

by Hannah Leitheiser

Minor Miners

Das Kapital Volume One

Karl Marx

1867

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2018-08-06

"The younger boys are chiefly employed in opening and shutting the ventilating doors in the various parts of the mine; the older ones are employed on heavier work. in carrying coal, &c. They work these long hours underground until their 18th or 22nd year, when they are put to miner's work proper." - Karl Marx, Das Kapital Volume One (1867)

Poor Marx trying to stop minor miners.

(Image: Library and Archives Canada, C-023983)