... in shipping or mills. Cases of rising from the ranks are by no means so rare as we might imagine. But working men of the present day are much better off than they were twenty-seven years ago, for all wages are higher. In 1857 the wages of common labourers...
Wages and Earnings of the Working Classes: Report to Sir Arthur Bass, M.P. - Page 30
by Leone Levi - 1885 - 151 pages
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