A New Moral World? International Dimensions of Owenism 1815-1830

Donnachie, Ian (2009). A New Moral World? International Dimensions of Owenism 1815-1830. In: Russell, Elizabeth ed. Transforming Utopia. Looking Forward to the End, Volume vol 1. Oxford: Peter Lang AG, pp. 185–193.

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Abstract

Examines the international dissimenation of Robert Owen's social reform agenda and his numerous international contacts promoting reform of factory conditions, poor relief, popular education, communitariansim, co-operation etc. Owen's international commections show a network embracing major Enlightenment figures, intellectuals, scientists and politicians of his generation. It shows the power of his propaganda and the appeal of an essentially Utopian message.

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