Robert Owen Social Visionary
Robert Owen: Social Visionary (Ian Donnachie)
Robert Owen was one of the most important and controversial figures of his generation. Born in 1771, he lived through the Age of Revolutions and was personally touched by the ideas and dramatic changes that characterised that era. Profiting enormously during the first half of his life from the rise of industry, he devoted much of his time thereafter to espousing a social and economic philosophy which would serve as a corrective to what he saw as the ‘excesses of progress’… Ian Donnachie’s engaging yet judicious study is the first full biography of Owen for over 50 years.