Quotation by Fanny Kemble

I am upon the whole rather glad than sorry that this question of the relations between labour and capital, the one vital material question of modern civilized society, should have come to a crucial debate and trial in America, where the whole matter will be reduced to its simplest fundamental elements, and no side issues and complications, such as would attend dealing with them in Europe, exist to obscure the understanding of the people or trammel legislative action upon the matter.
Fanny Kemble (1809–1893), British actor. Further Records, 1848-1883, v. 2; "Capital and Labour" section (1891).

Written c. 1877. Kemble had married an American and was living in Philadelphia at the time.
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