Albert Brisbane


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(1809–90), after studying under Charles Fourier in Paris, returned to the U.S. (1834) to popularize Fourierism through his column in the New York Tribune, which was also influential in the formation of more than 40 socialized communities in America. The most famous of these was Brook Farm, and the most successful the North American Phalanx. Brisbane had little to do with the organizations themselves, but defended their general theory in his books, Social Destiny of Man (1840) and General Introduction to Social Science (1876).

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

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