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Marx-Engels Correspondence 1892

Engels To Nikolai Frantsevich Danielson


Source: Marx & Engels on the Irish Question, Progress Publishers, Moscow 1971, p. 355;
Transcribed: by Einde O'Callaghan.

June 18, 1892

Everything necessary to keep farm labourers just alive during the winter is frequently earned by women and children working in some new branch of domestic industry (see Capital, Vol. I, Chapter XV, Section 8, d). This is the case in southern and western England and among the small farmers of Ireland and Germany. The devastating consequences of the separation of agriculture from domestic industry carried on in the patriarchal manner are particularly marked during the transition period, and this is happening just now in your country.