Amid the turmoil of conflicting world forces, economic and social, the origin and development of the labor movement has been obscured. This is a study of its main outlines in those countries where it first became coherent. England was the first country to produce a continuous labor movement, followed by France and then Germany, which contributed some of the most enlightened social legislation in the world. Originally published in 1942. A UNC Press Enduring Edition - UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.