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OPINIONS ON VARIOUS SUBJECTS, DEDICATED TO THE INDUSTRIOUS PRODUCERS. VOLUME ONE.

by Maclure, William

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New Harmony, In.: School Press, 1831. Best issue of volume one continuing the pagination to page 640 and ending in mid sentence. 640pp. Contemporary half morocco Howes M162. Byrd & Peckham 445. Sabin 43554. Shaw 8077. This series of essays on political, economic, and Utopian studies was published in a variety of places and gathered here for the first time. A second volume, started in 1831, was finally issued in 1837, and a third volume came out in 1838. Each was a self™contained work in its own right. In his usual wholehearted manner, he purchased an extensive tract of land in the vicinity of New Harmony, Indiana and forwarded his library, instruments, and other personal effects that might be useful in carrying out once more, in new territory, his plan for an agricultural school. He succeeded in persuading a number of other scientific men to accompany him to New Harmony, and when he set out, took with him down the Ohio the "boat-load of knowledge," which included LeSueur, Gerard Troost, and Thomas Say. Even after the failure of Owen's venture Maclure persisted in an attempt to organize societies for adult education among the working classes. He founded the New Harmony Working Men's Institute in 1838, and by his will directed his executors to pay $500 to any club of laborers which should establish a library of 100 volumes.
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  • Bookseller: Michael Ginsberg Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 6611
  • Title: OPINIONS ON VARIOUS SUBJECTS, DEDICATED TO THE INDUSTRIOUS PRODUCERS. VOLUME ONE.
  • Author: Maclure, William
  • Book condition: Used
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Publisher: School Press
  • Place: New Harmony, In.
  • Date published: 1831
  • Keywords: SOCIALISM; HOWES; SHAW & SHOEMAKER; Boston2012

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