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LABOR MOVEMENT

BY

WILLIAM MONROE BALCH
Formerly Secretary of the Methodist Federation

for Social Service

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COPYRIGHT, 1912
SHERMAN, FRENCH G COMPANY

TO THE MEMORY OF

THE REVEREND MANNING BROWN BALCH

MY FATHER

FOREWORD

The labor problem may be considered with regard to conditions or theories or duties. The relation of Christianity to the labor movement is essentially ethical and is here discussed chiefly in that aspect. Hence conditions and theories affecting the labor problem are not treated exhaustively, but only in those essentials in which the conditions create and the theories may explain the duties in view. To enforce the urgent social mission of the Church, to indicate the critical duties thrust upon us by the labor problem, to mark some paths toward timely social service, are the purposes of the present study of Christianity and the Labor Movement.

Considerable portions of this volume formerly appeared in a series of articles contributed to “Methodist Men” by the present writer and are published in the following chapters by courtesy of the editor of that periodical.

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