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The City of Today - EnglandGlorious glorious England As the Empire spreads some say so does itsglory others mumble of the price which we pay for our greatness Manyof us Londoners have read if not discussed the intriguing debatetranspiring between Sir Andrew Ure and Sir James Phillips Kay Are thecities of great England truly representative of the jewels in HerMajestys Crown Or are they the stain of exploitation and abuse thatsome have proclaimed Sir James Phillips Kay an MD at Edinburgh and the Secretaryto the Manchester Board of Health has recently published a work titledThe Moral And Physical Conditions of the Working-Class Employed inCotton Manufacturing in Manchester KayUre Debate Handout Heargues quite persuasively about those poor wretches living in the mosthideous of conditions Half the blame he attributes to the Irish andthe other half to the environment of an industrialised city TheIrish immigrants have brought to Manchester a system called cottierfarming Sir James argues that this system is responsible for thedemoralisation and barbarism of the working-class If that is not badenough the potato has been introduced as a main article of food Influenced by the Irish subsistence living the working-class areabandoning those values which promote increasing comfort Theyseemingly have given up the hope of betterment and adopted hopelessness Sir James does well in his description of the living conditionsof the working class is living in The mere thought of such sufferingand misery is shocking to the soul The problem Kay argues is caused by combinations of poor livingand working conditions lack of education influence by a lesser cultureand the presence of great immorality This recently published work isa plea to the Capitalist to convince him to concern himself with hisworkers Andrew Mearns another prominent fellow on these matters goesinto even greater detail in his work The Bitter Cry of OutcastLondon Making a study of our city he has reported
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