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The Workingman's Paradise AN AUSTRALIAN LABOUR NOVEL

By: John Miller
Published By: Double9 Books
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"The Workingman's Paradise," written by John Miller, also known as William Lane, is a thought-provoking novel that digs into the complexity of late-nineteenth-century societal and labor reform. Lane, a renowned Australian journalist and labor rights champion, wrote this significant piece in 1892. The book imagines an imagined utopian world in which working-class struggles are eliminated through a communal and cooperative way of living. Lane's work depicts a colorful world free of economic inequity, class inequities, and exploitation. He recommends the formation of self-sufficient communities in which labor and resources are jointly shared, fostering worker solidarity. Individual goals are linked with community welfare in this envisioned utopia, establishing a harmonious atmosphere in which everyone contributes to and benefits from the common good. Lane’s thoughts were inspired by his discontent with the prevailing socioeconomic conditions of his time, which included terrible working conditions and glaring inequalities. "The Workingman's Paradise" advocates for a fundamental transformation in society standards, emphasizing equal wealth and resource distribution. While the viability of Lane's utopian vision is debatable, his work remains an important contribution to the discussion of worker rights, social justice, and alternative governance models.

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John Miller

William Lane, sometimes known as John Miller, was an English-born journalist, author, supporter of Australian labor politics, and utopian socialist theorist. Lane was born into a poor household in Bristol, England. After excelling in school, he moved to Canada, first as a linotype operator, then as a reporter for the Detroit Free Press, where he met his future wife Ann Lane, née Macquire. He got active in the Australian labor movement after relocating in Australia with his wife and child, as well as his brother John, creating the Australian Labour Federation and becoming a prolific journalist for the movement. He wrote about labor rights and white nationalism, among other things.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 214Pages
  • ISBN-10:9359328596
  • ISBN-13:9789359328591
  • Item Weight: 321g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 12.0mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Business & Economics / General