By Robert Owen

ISBN-10: 0141932198

ISBN-13: 9780141932194

In his early works Owen argues that, because people are entirely shaped by way of their surroundings, schooling is the the most important think about remodeling them. Later he got here to undertake way more radical positions, featuring not anything under 'the emancipation of mankind' and the production of a 'new ethical world', a full-scale reorganization of British society, significant reforms of operating practices and the terrible legislation and the institution of co-operative model.

Robert Owen (1771-1858) was once a Welsh social reformer and one of many founders of utopian socialism and the cooperative circulate. He labored within the cotton in Manchester prior to constructing a wide mill at New Lanark in Scotland.

George Claeys obtained his PhD from the collage of Cambridge and is now affiliate Professor of historical past at Washington University.

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3 The best account of Owen's activities at this time is W. H. Chaloner, ‘Robert Owen, Peter Drinkwater and the Early Factory System in Manchester, 1788–1800’, Bulletin of the John Rylands Library, 37 (1954), pp. 79–102. 4 Owen, Life, vol. 1, p. 60. 5 There is a good analysis of Owen's educational views in Harold Silver, The Concept of Popular Education (Macgibbon & Kee, 1965), pp. 67–200. 6 William Hazlitt, Political Essays (2nd edn, 1822), p. 101. 7 This was asserted by Richard Carlile in the Republican, vol.

Owen's Life II. Owen's Social and Political Thought Further Reading Note on the Texts A New View of Society; or Essays on the Principle of the Formation of the Human Character, and the Application of the Principle to Practice (1813–16) First Essay Second Essay Third Essay Fourth Essay Observations on the Effect of the Manufacturing System (1815) Address Delivered to the Inhabitants of New Lanark (1816) A Further Development of the Plan for the Relief of the Manufacturing and Labouring Poor (1817) A Sketch of Some of the Errors and Evils Arising from the Past and Present State of Society (1817) Address Delivered at the City of London I avern on Thursday, August 14th, 1817 Letter Published in the London Newspapers of August 19th, 1817 Address Delivered at the City of London Tavern on Thursday, August 21st, 1817 A Further Development of the Plan for the Relief of the Poor, and the Emancipation of Mankind (1817) Address Dated September 19th, 1817; on Measures for the Immediate Relief of the Poor On the Employment of Children in Manufactories (1818) An Address to the Working Classes (1819) Report to the County of Lanark (1820) Second Lecture on the New Religion (1830) From Lectures on an Entire New State of Society (1830) On Marriage From Six Lectures Delivered at Manchester (1839) On the Professions On the Natural and Rational Classification of Society From the Manifesto of Robert Owen (5th edn, 1840) On Competition On Private Property From The Revolution in the Mind and Practice of the Human Race (1849) On Social Reorganization Notes Index INTRODUCTION ‘He is an extraordinary man – a wonderful man – such a one indeed as the world has never before seen.

The latter were not easily convinced of his good intentions. But gradually, through Owen's persistent kindness – it was the quality which all who ever met him most frequently recalled – and especially after being paid full wages in 1806 when an American embargo on cotton exports halted production, they were won over. Nevertheless, Owen not only enjoyed extremely high profit margins, but still employed children from the age often (he wished to raise this to twelve). Most of his labourers also worked the usual load of fourteen hours daily until 1816, when hours were reduced to twelve.

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