In the early seventeenth century, dating back before the Industrial Revolution came about, the life of the average worker was very simple and ordinary. In a common marriage family the male would typically work on a farm or if he was lucky he would be trained by a member of a guild to create crafts and tools. The women and children would accompany the male in the pursuit of higher profits. Working conditions were tolerable and job locations were usually situated close to the residences of the workers. Life was hard, but it was acceptable for workers because they knew they were able to pace themselves around the difficult times of work and enjoy the competition of being the best craftsmen of all the... [continues]
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