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A HISTORY AND CRITICISM
PROFESSOR OF POLITICAL ECONOMY AND STATISTICS,
GLASGOW UNIVERSITY EXTENSION BOARD,
AND GLASGOW ATHENÆUM.
26 PRINCES STREET
Economic History and Theory, Synoptic Tables and Diagrams.
On Wage Statistics and Wage Theories.
EDINBURGH: WILLIAM BROWN.
ALTHOUGH it is not yet possible to estimate even approximately the economic effects of the strike of the railway men in Scotland, there is a certain advantage in making a strictly contemporary record and criticism, ere the turmoil of the strife is over, and ere. its incidents are forgotten. The closeness of our view militates against our realising fully the larger issues involved, and perhaps also prevents us from clearly apprehending the relations of the struggle to others of a similar character at home and abroad. An attempt will however be made to describe and discuss the strike in a dispassionate and scientific spirit, and to make some estimate of the place in the general labour problem, of the special questions that have been raised during its course.
GLASGOW, 31st January, 1891.