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History 1401E Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Friedrich Engels

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HIS 1401E
Brock Millman
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“Such is the Old Town of Manchester . . . I am forced to admit that instead of being
exaggerated, it is far from black enough to convey a true impression of the filth, ruin, and
uninhabitable ness, the defiance of all considerations of cleanliness, ventilation, and health
which characterise the construction of this single district . . . Everything which here arouses
horror and indignation is of recent origin, belongs to the industrial epoch”.
Who: Friedrich Engels
When: 1848 roughly
Where: Manchester or London
What: Engels is discussing the horrid conditions and environment that are byproducts of
the Industrial Revolution, and the horrors they bring about to the working class.
Why: it is significant because it displays the conditions that Manchester was in during the
industrial revolution and the difference that was made from factories and industry
35.“This, we take it, is the grand characteristic of our age. By our skill in Mechanism, it has
come to pass, that in the management of external things we excel all other ages; while in
whatever respects the pure moral nature, in true dignity of soul and character, we are
perhaps inferior to most civilised ages”
Who: Thomas Carlyle
When: 1829
Where: England
What: He was a philosopher and satirist of the 19th century and he viewed his age as
industrious and mechanic but in morals we were behind other ages. Rejects modernity.
Industrialization will not make a nation great. Overlaps with Burke: trying to achieve beauty
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