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Introduction

Crispin Sartwell

in The Practical Anarchist

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780823233700
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780823241828 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fordham/9780823233700.003.0001

Series: American Philosophy

Introduction

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This introduction by Crispin Sartwell places Josiah Warren's thought and practical experiments into several historical contexts: the history of radical individualism starting in the Protestant Reformation; the American transcendentalism of Emerson and Thoreau; the nineteenth-century utopianism of figures such as Robert Owen, Frances Wright, and John Humphrey Noyes; the radical reform movements of William Lloyd Garrison and Victoria Woodhull; the anarchism of Lysander Spooner and Benjamin Tucker.

Keywords: feminism; transcendentalism; individualism; Alexander Bryan Johnson; abolitionism; radical Protestantism; utopias; anarchism

Chapter.  18028 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Philosophy

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