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Robert Owen and His Legacy

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.

288 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2011

History: European History

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Table of Contents

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List of Contributions

      Noel Thompson and Chris Williams
1. Robert Owen: Reputations and Burning Issues
      Ian Donnachie
2. Robert Owen and Some Later Socialists
      Gregory Claeys
3. The Great Experiment: New Lanark from Robert Owen to World Heritage Site
       Lorna Davidson and Jim Arnold
4. Robert Owen and Education
      Francis J. O’Hagan
5. Robert Owen and Religion
      Robert A. Davis
6. Owen and the Owenites: Consumer and Consumption in the New Moral World
      Noel Thompson
7. Robert Owen as a British Politician and Parliamentarian
      Margaret Escott
8. Robert Owen’s Unintended Legacy: Class Conflict
      Ben Maw
9. Robert Owen and “The Greatest Discovery Ever Made by Man”
      Geoffrey Powell
10. Exporting the Owenite Utopia: Thomas Powell and the Tropical Emigration Society
      Malcolm Chase
11. Robert Owen and Wales
      Chris Williams
Afterword: Looking Forward: Co-operative Politics or Can Owen Still Help?
      Stephen Yeo

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