Robert Owen and his Legacy
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Robert Owen and His Legacy (Ed. Noel Thompson and Chris Williams)
This volume consists of twelve essays from leading scholars and younger researchers on various aspects of the life, work and legacy of Robert Owen . A radical thinker and humanitarian employer, Owen made a major contribution to nineteenth-century social movements including co-operatives, trade unions and workers education. He was a pioneer of enlightened approaches to the education of children and an advocate of birth control. He established utopian communities in both the United Kingdom and the United States of America, and is often thought of as a leading early British socialist.