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Excerpt from The Trade Unions: An Appeal to the Working Classes and Their FriendsTrade-Unionism has had seven or more years of most eventful history - of history on the largest public scale of affairs. This history is printed in volumes of Hansard,MoreExcerpt from The Trade Unions: An Appeal to the Working Classes and Their FriendsTrade-Unionism has had seven or more years of most eventful history - of history on the largest public scale of affairs. This history is printed in volumes of Hansard, in scores of Blue-Books, in millions of newspapers, in innumerable decisions of Civil and Criminal Courts, and, it must be feared, in many details of private woe and desolation of which there has been no recorder. But even of what has been printed on this subject under the authority of Parliament itself, how much may not be as completely buried for all practical purposes as the Reports of Royal Commissions and Select Committees to which Lord Derby has referred in general, and which he almost despairs, not without reason, of Parliament being able to overtake?To endeavour to analyse the abundant materials, and to present, within brief compass, the subject of Trade-Unionism as a whole, and in the connexion of its various parts, would thus appear to be a desirable undertaking.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.