George Henry Evans


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(1805–56), editor of the Working Man's Advocate and other newspapers devoted to the interests of labor. His History of the … Working Men's Party (1840) opposed Fourieristic ideas of association and based its theories on Paine's individualism and Jefferson's agrarianism. In his agitation for “free homesteads,” Evans foreshadowed Henry George's “single tax.”

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.