Robert Owen

Robert Owen

by Frank Podmore
     
 

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This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

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ISBN-13:
9780838312650
Publisher:
M S G Hask
Publication date:
01/01/1971
Series:
World History Series
Pages:
346

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CHAPTER XVII LABOUR EXCHANGES DURING the progress of most of the events described in the last two chapters Owen was engaged in conducting the great experiment at New Harmony and in lecturing in the chief towns of the United States, and had but little attention to spare for the doings of his followers in this country. But in the course of the year 1829, after the debate at Cincinnati with the Rev. Alexander Campbell, he returned to England, and did not revisit the United States until the summer of 1844. The interval pf fifteen years was spent in active public work in this country, some account of which will be given in the chapters which follow. Nearly the whole of this period is covered by two newspapers edited by Owen, or directly under his controlthe Crisis, which ran from 1832-34 and the New Moral World, which, starting on November i of the latter year, did not come to an end until the autumn of 1845. There are abundant records, therefore, of Owen's public activities. But before proceeding to consider this aspect of his career, it will be convenient to give a few particulars of his personal life and affairs during this period. During his stay in England in the winter of 1828-29 Owen seems to have severed his connection with New Lanark. He himself resided for part of this visit atMr. Walker's house at 49, Bedford Square, London. His wife and three daughtersthe sons had already settled in New Harmonyremained at Braxfield for some months, but, as we learn from a letter written by Jane Owen to her father in November, 1828, they were at this time looking out for a small house at Kirkcaldy or Hamilton. Ultimately they moved to Allan Bank, Hamilton ; but this appears to have been onlya temporary home, for Mrs. Owen writes to her husband from Allan...

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