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Notes and Reflections on Books and Media

by Hannah Leitheiser

Treadmill

The Condition of the Working Class in England

Friedrich Engels

1845

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2018-08-12

"But if a poor devil gets into such a position as involves appearing before the Justice of the Peace—he has almost always spent the night in the station-house with a crowd of his peers—he is regarded from the beginning as guilty; his defence is set aside with a contemptuous “Oh! we know the excuse,” and a fine imposed which he cannot pay and must work out with several months on the treadmill." - Friedrich Engels, The Condition of the Working Class in England (1845)