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Community at New Harmony a failure...



Item # 549575

July 5, 1827

BOSTON COMMERCIAL GAZETTE, Massachusetts, July 5, 1827

* Robert Owen
* Welsh Social reformer
* New Harmony Indiana IN fails


A page 2 report about "Mr. Owen's Community at New Harmony" begins: "Mr. Owen's attempt to establish his New Social System in the west, on the principle of a community of interest, has entirely failed, and he has departed for Scotland." Much more about the establishment and history of this famous experimental community, the report concludes: "Thus has ended this new-fangled project for the melioration of the human race, and thus will end the plans of all pretended reformers who discard the doctrines and duties of Christianity."

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Large piece missing in the upper left corner of the second leaf, some foxing spots, otherwise nice.

Category: Pre-Civil War

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