Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Chapter VII. The Development of Large-Scale Machine Industry

Written: 1896-1899.
Source: Lenin’s Collected Works, 4th Edition, Moscow, 1964, Volume 3, pp. 454-551
Publisher: Progress Publishers
First Published: First printed in book form at the end of March 1899. Published according to the text of the second edition, 1908.
Original Transcription & Markup: R. Cymbala (2000)
Re-Marked up by: Kevin Goins (2008)
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I. The Scientific Conception of the Factory and the Significance of “Factory” Statistics  454
II. Our Factory Statistics  456
III. An Examination of Historico-Statistical Data On the Development of Large-Scale Industry  468
IV. The Development of the Mining Industry  484
V. Is the Number of Workers in Large Capitalist Enterprises Growing?  496
VI. Steam-Engine Statistics  507
VII. The Growth of Large Factories  509
VIII. The Distribution of Large-Scale Industry  518
IX. The Development of the Lumber and Building Industries  525
X. The Appendage to the Factory  534
XI. The Complete Separation of Industry From Agriculture  536
XII. Three Stages in the Development of Capitalism in Russian Industry  541


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