The book was written in the heat of controversies to which illusion is made, the somewhat severe criticisms being justified by the then facts and circumstances. If they now appear to be harsh, it is because the policy then denounced has been abandoned, or so modified as to be no longer open to the condemnation then pronounced.
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Table of Contents
1. Organization of Labour - Part 1 Early Period - The Guild System 2. Organization of Labour - Part 2 Second Period - Under State Regulation 3. Rise and Progress of Combination of Workmen 4. Trade Unionism: Its Origin, Development, and Progress 5. The "Old Trade Unionism" - Part 1 Constitution and Government 6. The "Old Trade Unionism" - Part 2 Provident Benefits and Strike Pay 7. The "New Trade Unionism" - Part 1 Chief Characteristics of the New Trade Unions 8. The "New Trade Unionism" - Part 2 State Aid, State Regulation and State Control 9. Material Forces and Resources of Trade Unionism: Its Strength and Weakness, Success and Failures 10. Trade Unionism: Its Methods, Means, and Work - Strikes, Conciliation, Cooperation, Conclusion 11. Work of Trade Union and Progress of Labour 1890 To 1900
George Howell (5 October 1833 – 17 September 1910) was an English trade unionist and reform campaigner and a Lib-Lab politician, who sat in the House of Commons from 1885 to 1895.