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William Thompson

(1775—1833) socialist and economist

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Anna Wheeler

Anna Wheeler  

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(1785–1848)Closely associated with Mary Wollstonecraft, Anna Wheeler was a radical feminist and an Irish Protestant. A keen advocate of women's rights, she wrote that ‘with the emancipation of women ...
Robert Owen

Robert Owen  

(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 ...
Saint-Simonians

Saint-Simonians  

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The followers of a French social and philosophical movement founded in the mid-1820s that advocated fraternal cooperation and the reorientation of society towards the poorer classes. Named after the ...
socialism

socialism  

An economic system in which the means of production are controlled by the state. Also known as socialist economy. Contrast capitalism. See also marxism.
Thomas De Quincey

Thomas De Quincey  

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(1785–1859),ran away from Manchester Grammar School to the homeless wanderings in Wales and London which he was to describe in Confessions of an English Opium Eater (1822). He afterwards went to ...

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