“Under a Malign Influence”
Work in the early nineteenth century took many forms. In some instances, wage earners readily accepted jobs as a means to acquire the necessary funds to live—as a means of survival. On the other hand, the increasing number of factory jobs was also seen by others as a threat to workers’ autonomy and craft pride. Workers’ resistance to their loss of control over their means of production took many forms.
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