Corruption in Late Nineteenth-Century America and George Engel’s Conversion to Socialism

I. Introduction a. Thesis: Engel became a socialist because he believed that the American economic system, political system, and judicial system exploited the working class, which he belonged to. He claimed the Americans elites had all the power: they “gamed” the system so that the working class was impoverished and powerless. II. Engel’s expectations prior […]