[LMB] Dark Brittanic Mills

Pat Mathews mathews55 at msn.com
Wed Jul 24 14:24:36 BST 2019

Russia and Poland, not sure about other Slavic countries. Helped move them backward and keep them there.
From: lois-bujold-bounces at lists.herald.co.uk <lois-bujold-bounces at lists.herald.co.uk> on behalf of Damien Sullivan <phoenix at mindstalk.net>
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Subject: Re: [LMB] Dark Brittanic Mills

On Tue, Jul 23, 2019 at 04:51:52AM +0000, Richard Molpus wrote:
>  Being legally trapped to farm labor was ended with the creation of
>  factory jobs in towns and cities. The formal legal name for that

I'm not an expert but such legal trapping really doesn't match my
knowledge of pre-industrial England.

> Since the various plagues that had reduced the population by 10 - 45%,
> resulting in the value of labor rising dramatically; legal efforts to
> tie farm workers to their masters were common across Europe. While

AIUI serfdom declined in western Europe, but Russia later invented even
worse forms of serfdom, nearly outright slavery.

-xx- Damien X-)
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