Considerant’s Significance

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:
Considerant’s Significance

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This concluding chapter considers the historical and political significance of Victor Considerant. It discusses the key achievements and failures of Considerant. It highlights Considerant's role in giving Charles Fourier an influence in the 1840s that he would not otherwise have had and in the creation of what came to be known as socialism. His two major failures can be related to the failed insurrection of June 13, 1849, and to the establishment of the socialist colony in Texas. The first brought an end to his public career and the second terminated his role as leader of the Fourierist movement.

Keywords: Victor Considerant; Charles Fourier; socialism; failed insurrection; socialist colony; Texas; Fourierist movement

Chapter.  2996 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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