G. D. H. Cole
November 27, 2018 Forthcoming
Reference - 376 Pages
ISBN 9781138336551 - CAT# K393732
Series: Routledge Library Editions: The Labour Movement
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First published in 1925. Robert Owen was, in the author’s words, ‘that rarest of phenomena, an utterly disinterested critic of a system by which he had himself risen to greatness’, and in studying his life this work reveals with a remarkable clarity the first phases of the Industrial Revolution crowded as it was with events, changes, ideas, and characters. This title will be of great interest to scholars and students of labour history.
1. Robert Owen and His Times 2. The Child 3. The Shop-Boy 4. A Romance of Business 5. Manchester – Marriage 6. New Lanark, 1800-1813 7. Life at Braxfield 8. Ideas on Education 9. The First Factory Act 10. "Mr. Owen’s Plan" 11. The Days of Peterloo 12. Later Years at New Lanark 13. The Beginnings of Owenism 14. New Harmony 15. The Labour Exchange and the Builders’ Guild 16. The "Trade Union" 17. Old Age 18. Conclusion; Appendices; Index