Robert Owen and the Owenites in Britain and America

Robert Owen and the Owenites in Britain and America

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Robert Owen and the Owenites were associated with the rise of an early industrial society in Britain and with the development of an agricultural, frontier society in the United States during the first half of the nineteenth century. This book, originally published in 1969, was the first to use both British and American source material, and tells the story of Robert Owen and the movement associated with his name, from the standpoint of comparative social and intellectual history. The book directs new light on Owenism, and at the same time illuminates general problems of the history of social movements and social change in modern societies.It began as a study in the history of early English socialism. ... cooperatorsa#39; view and developed it further.1 They found in Owen a sympathetic though misguided reformer and in Owenism a native socialist theory which owed nothing to Marx.

Title:Robert Owen and the Owenites in Britain and America
Author:John Harrison
Publisher:Taylor & Francis - 2009-11-26


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