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Robert Owen

(1771—1858) socialist and philanthropist

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

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2005
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Social sciences, Economics
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(1771–1858), British self-made cotton-spinning entrepreneur, who sought substantial improvements in the working conditions and characters of his work ...

Owen, Robert

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The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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2004
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265 words

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“the father of English socialism,” at an early age made a commercial success of his cotton mills

Owen, Robert

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The Oxford Companion to Scottish History

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2007
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History, Regional and National History
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390 words

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businessman, social reformer, and pioneer socialist. He and his partners early in 1799 bought the New Lanark

Owen, Robert

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009

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industrialist and founder of British *socialism. Owen's career can be divided into two main phases: before

Owen, Robert

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The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy

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2010
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Robert Owen was born in Newtown, Wales on 14 May 1771 and died there on 17 November 1858. He ...

Owen, Robert

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The Biographical Dictionary of British Economists

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2010
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Social sciences, Economics
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Owen was born on 14 May 1771 at Newtown, Montgomeryshire, and died there on 17 November 1858. His father ...

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The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature

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2002
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153 words
“the father of English socialism,” at an early age made a commercial success of his cotton mills at New Lanark, Scotland, and then aided workers by instituting economic, moral, and ... More

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