A Texas Utopia

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:
A Texas Utopia

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This chapter deals with Victor Considerant's plan to establish a socialist colony in Texas. It highlights the challenges faced by Considerant in acquiring land because of the state legislature's decision to close off a large amount of land for a railroad project and Americans' opposition to his plans. It discusses the Colonization Society's acquisition of land in the Reunion and Considerant's decision to join Auguste Savardan's group. It highlights the tension between Savardan and Considerant that forced the latter to leave Reunion in July 1856.

Keywords: Victor Considerant; socialist colony; Texas; Colonization Society; Auguste Savardan; Reunion

Chapter.  9218 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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