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Robert Owen   /rˈɑbərt ˈoʊən/   Listen
Robert Owen

Welsh industrialist and social reformer who founded cooperative communities (1771-1858).  Synonym: Owen.

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"Robert Owen" Quotes from Famous Books

... more particular example. The doctrines of the Atheist school are now under discussion, and Robert Owen and Fanny Wright ...
— An Essay on Slavery and Abolitionism - With reference to the duty of American females • Catharine E. Beecher

... censoriousness, by which he alienates every friend as soon as made, or in the making, by which he ejected himself from all posts of usefulness. ... He has lived now more than thirty years in retirement and idleness. His moral ruin was from Robert Owen's Socialism and Atheistic Philosophy; but he presently began his rebukes on Robert Owen himself. His sole pleasure in company seems to be in noting down material for ingenious, impertinent, and insolent fault- finding; hence no ...
— Memoir and Letters of Francis W. Newman • Giberne Sieveking

... do to forget young and curly-headed John A. Andrew, who became the war governor of Massachusetts, or Robert Owen, the English communist, well known for his social experiments at New Harmony, Ind., who, at this time, was a ruddy-faced, almost white-haired person, with a large nose, and carrying well his seventy ...
— Brook Farm • John Thomas Codman

... experimental Utopians, Robert Owen, tried to carry out his ideas in this country. It would be well worth your while to read the account of his life and work in George Browning Lockwood's book, The New Harmony Communities. Owen tried to get Congress to adopt his plans for social regeneration. ...
— The Common Sense of Socialism - A Series of Letters Addressed to Jonathan Edwards, of Pittsburg • John Spargo

... advancement. Labor organizations of wage earners have existed in the United States since 1827, and between that time and 1840 came a considerable awakening among the laboring classes which was part of a general humanitarian movement throughout the country. Robert Owen, an English industrial idealist, had visited this country about 1825 and provided the initiative for a short-lived communistic settlement at New Harmony, Indiana. Similar enterprises were established at other points; the most famous of these ...
— The United States Since The Civil War • Charles Ramsdell Lingley

... movement was affecting the birthrate of all civilized lands, though it can scarcely yet be said that justice has been done to the pioneers who promoted it in the face of much persecution from the ignorant and superstitious public whom they sought to benefit. In 1831, Robert Dale Owen, the son of Robert Owen, published his Moral Physiology, setting forth the methods of preventing conception. A little later the brothers George and Charles Drysdale (born 1825 and 1829), two ardent and unwearying philanthropists, devoted much of their energy to the propagation of Neo-Malthusian ...
— Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 6 (of 6) • Havelock Ellis

... of the prescience of Robert Owen that, even before he had succeeded in planting the first small seed which was to grow into the flourishing tree of British industrial legislation, he had grasped the necessity and formulated the demand for international action in the matter of Factory Laws. ...
— The Unity of Civilization • Various

Words linked to "Robert Owen" :   reformist, meliorist, Owen, reformer, industrialist, social reformer, crusader

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