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Notes and Reflections on Books and Media

by Hannah Leitheiser

Minor Miners

Das Kapital Volume One

Karl Marx




"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)