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Discovering America

Jonathan Beecher

in Victor Considerant and the Rise and Fall of French Romantic Socialism

Published by University of California Press

Published in print November 2001 | ISBN: 9780520222977
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520924727 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520222977.003.0014
Discovering America

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This chapter focuses on Victor Considerant's arrival in the U.S. It explains that Considerant arrived in New York on December 14, 1852, and how he was immediately struck by the “spectacle of human spontaneity at work” and “unbelievable quantity of social labor”. It discusses Considerant's decision to leave New York in April 1853, his travel to Texas, and the publication of his Au Texas. Rapport à mes amis. It also highlights Consideration's founding of the Société de colonisation européo-américaine au Texas with other Fourierists.

Keywords: Victor Considerant; U.S.; New York; Texas; Au Texas; social labor; Fourierists

Chapter.  14085 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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