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Robert Owen

(1771—1858) socialist and philanthropist


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(1771–1858)

Welsh social reformer. Owen is best remembered as a campaigner against the abuses of the industrial revolution, and for the model cotton factory he set up in New Lanark. In political philosophy he was an early advocate of communal ownership of the means of production by workers' co-operatives rather than the State. See syndicalism.

Subjects: Arts and Humanities.


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