I've read that during the Industrial Revolution many workers abandoned their jobs as farmers or artisans to sell their labor to the new industrialists. The factory jobs were exhausting and the quality of life of these workers was not particularly good.
My question is: why did the workers submit to these conditions?
I know there were syndicates and riots, but when these manifestations of the working class discontent began to appear, the capitalist system was already well established in England's society. Am I wrong to wonder why former farm laborers were willing to take such jobs? Why did they do so?