A revised and updated version of
Abraham Kuyper: An Annotated Bibliography 1857-2010 by Tjitze Kuipers (2011)

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Amsterdam, J.A. Wormser [1889]. 32 pp., 25cm.—ƒ0.15.
Run: 2,000.
Published: April 1889.
Translation (partial; English), see: 1998.03.
The title (725 copies) was put up for auction and acquired by J.H. Kok, Kampen, on December 12, 1907.
RKB 110.
ET: Manual labor.

Seven numbered articles reprinted from De Standaard that appeared under the title Handenarbeid. These articles address the social question and focus in particular on the disproportionately bad situation of manual laborers. Kuyper argues that a code of labor law (cf. 1874.03 and 1879.04) should be drawn up that would regulate salaries, work hours, worker safety, health costs, retirement insurance, agreements about the right to strike, etc. The ideas and proposals of the Anti-Revolutionary Party are contrasted again and again with the policy proposals of the social democratic and the liberal schools of thought. Article IV provides a historical excursus about the system of guilds, from which Kuyper concludes that that system cannot provide any perspective on the present situation. Article V addresses the question whether it is desirable to have so-called chambers (or councils) of labor.

The inside of the back cover lists the seven articles and the dates of their publication in De Standaard. The primary articles on manual labor (I–VII) were published in alternating issues of De Standaard 18 (1889), no. 5188, February 8, 1889–no. 5200, February 22, 1889. Subtitles were added to the articles in their reprinted form. The brochure was very inexpensively priced and a substantial discount was made available to those who planned to distribute it freely as a tract.