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Shopping in the Victorian time

Shopping in the Victorian time


The nature of shopping changed dramatically in the Victorian period. As incomes and living standards rose across the nation in all classes and the population became more urban, a new generation of business men, led by figures such as William Whitely, the department store entrepreneur, geared up the retailing industry to meet an ever increasing demand.

Friedrich Engels, The Father of Socialism

Friedrich Engels, The Father of Socialism

For much of the 20th century, the image and ideas of Friedrich Engels were eerily familiar as he stood alongside Marx, Lenin and Stalin (or Mao) in the official communist pantheon. Yet today even Marx impersonators have forgotten his name. You can still visit city of Engels in Russia, there are still statues of Engels in Moscow and Berlin, but his intellectual and political legacy has all but been extinguished.