Robert Dale Owen (1801-77) was a social reformer and politician who emigrated to the United States in 1825. He was elected to the US House of Representatives in 1842, and appointed US Minister at Naples in 1853. He was the author of political pamphlets, as well as books inspired by spiritualism, such as Footfalls on the Boundary of Another World (1860; also reissued in this series). First published in 1874, this autobiography focuses on Owen's early life, beginning with the history of his family before his birth. As well as Owen's childhood in New Lanark, it documents the beginnings of the experimental community set up by Robert Owen, the author's father, in New Harmony, Indiana. Owen, who emigrated to the United States to help his father in this project, tells of his own experience of communal life, and sheds light on an early example of Utopian socialism.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Cambridge Library Collection - North American History|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.79(d)|
Table of Contents
To the reader; 1. My ancestors; 2. Boy-life in a Scottish country-seat; 3. Robert Owen at New Lanark; 4. At Braxfield and in London; 5. Emanuel von Fellenberg and his self-governing college; 6. A German baron and English reformees; 7. Educating a wife; 8. The social experiment at New Harmony; 9. My experience of community life; 10. Frances Wright, General Lafayette and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; 11. Interesting people whom I met in London; 12. I become a permanent resident of the United States; Index.