The Life of Robert Owen, Philanthropist and Social Reformer

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9781528719414 - The Life of Robert Owen
9781528719414 - The Life of Robert Owen
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The Life of Robert Owen, Philanthropist and Social Reformer

An Appreciation

Owen founded utopian socialism and the cooperative movement, but is perhaps best known for his reformative endeavours.

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This book contains R. E. Davies’ 1907 biography of Welsh textile manufacturer, philanthropist, and social reformer Robert Owen (1771–1858). Owen founded utopian socialism and the cooperative movement, but is perhaps best known for his reformative endeavours. An advocate of the working class, he became a trade unionist leader and fought for both child labour laws and free education for children. Notable works by Owen include: “Observations on the Effect of the Manufacturing System” (1815), “An Address to All Classes in the State (1832)”, and “The Revolution in the Mind and Practice of the Human Race” (1849). Highly recommended for those with an interest in the history of labour reform in England. Read & Co. History is republishing this classic biography now in a new facsimile edition complete with an introductory chapter by Leslie Stephen from “Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 42”.

Book Details

Author

R. E. Davies

Imprint

Read & Co. History

ISBN

9781528719414

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Pages

84

Publication Date

06 May 2021

Dimensions 5.5 × 8.5 in