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Fantastic reporting from a young man on factories and conditions of operatives. He also investigated living conditions and health matters. The writing is factual and devastating, although compassionate. You have to remember that all this cruelty, poverty, malnutrition and very early death was at the time of The British Empire when many Irish (part of the Empire) were also flocking into places like Manchester to escape famine. He described cotton operatives as "white slaves". This at the time when some wealthy and devout men and women were agonising over and working to abolish slavery!