Chapter 28: Bloody Legislation against the Expropriated

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Thus were the agricultural folk first forcibly expropriated from the soil, driven from their homes, turned into vagabonds, and then whipped, branded and tortured by grotesquely terroristic laws into accepting the discipline necessary for the system of wage-labour. ……………The silent compulsion of economic relations sets the seal on the domination of the capitalist over the workers. Image of rural scene of eviction