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Robert Owen and His Legacy

Format:  Paperback,

271 pages

Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr

Publish Date: Feb 2012

ISBN-13: 9780708324431

ISBN-10: 0708324436

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A radical thinker and philanthropic employer, Robert Owen (1771-1858) made major contributions to nineteenth-century social movements. Owen organized cooperatives and trade unions, pioneered new approaches to the education of children, advocated birth control, and established utopian communities in both the United Kingdom and the United States. "Robert Owen and His Legacy "features the latest scholarship on the life, work, and legacy of the legendary reformer.

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Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Publish Date: Feb 2012
ISBN-13: 9780708324431
ISBN-10: 0708324436
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 271
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.98
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.25 x 9.25 x 1.0

Chapter outline

List of Abbreviationsp. vi
List of Contributorsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Robert Owen: Reputations and Burning Issuesp. 13
Robert Owen and Some Later Socialistsp. 33
The Great Experiment: New Lanark from Robert Owen to World Heritage Sitep. 55
Robert Owen and Educationp. 71
Robert Owen and Religionp. 91
Owen and the Owenites: Consumer and Consumption in the New Moral Worldp. 113
Robert Owen as a British Politician and Parliamentarianp. 129
Robert Owen's Unintended Legacy: Class Conflictp. 155
Robert Owen and "The Greatest Discovery Ever Made By Man'p. 175
Exporting the Owenite Utopia: Thomas Powell and the Tropical Emigration Societyp. 197
Robert Owen and Walesp. 219
Afterword: Looking Forward: Co-operative Politics or Can Owen Still Help?p. 239
Select Bibliographyp. 259
Indexp. 261

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A radical thinker and philanthropic employer, Robert Owen (1771–1858) made major contributions to nineteenth-century social movements. Owen organized cooperatives and trade unions, pioneered new approaches to the education of children, advocated birth control, and established utopian communities in both the United Kingdom and the United States. Robert Owen and His Legacy features the latest scholarship on the life, work, and legacy of the legendary reformer.

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