Robert Owen in the United States
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Published by Humanities Press for the American Institute for Marxist Studies in New York .
Written in English


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Includes bibliography and index.

Statement(edited by) Oakley C. Johnson ; foreword by A. L. Morton.
SeriesAIMS historical series -- 6
ContributionsJohnson, Oakley C.
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 86p. :
Number of Pages86
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16580521M

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Robert Owen. © Although Owen initially was regarded with suspicion as an outsider, he quickly won the confidence of the people, especially because of his decision during an embargo against the United States during the War of to pay wages to the workers while the mills were closed for four months. A radical thinker and philanthropic employer, Robert Owen (–) 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 was the preeminent utopian thinker of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. A factory owner, he was influenced by industrialization in his native Scotland and the utilitarian philosophy of his friend and business partner, Jeremy Bentham.   Welsh manufacturer and labor rights activist Robert Owen coins the phrase "Eight hours labor, eight hours recreation, eight hours rest," dividing the day into three equal eight-hour parts.