First published in 1925. Robert Owen was, in the author’s words, ‘that rarest of phenomena, an utterly disinterested critic of a system by which he had himself risen to greatness’, and in studying his life this work reveals with a remarkable clarity the first phases of the Industrial Revolution crowded as it was with events, changes, ideas, and characters. This title will be of great interest to scholars and students of labour history.
1. Robert Owen and His Times 2. The Child 3. The Shop-Boy 4. A Romance of Business 5. Manchester – Marriage 6. New Lanark, 1800-1813 7. Life at Braxfield 8. Ideas on Education 9. The First Factory Act 10. "Mr. Owen’s Plan" 11. The Days of Peterloo 12. Later Years at New Lanark 13. The Beginnings of Owenism 14. New Harmony 15. The Labour Exchange and the Builders’ Guild 16. The "Trade Union" 17. Old Age 18. Conclusion; Appendices; Index
This set of 44 volumes, originally published between 1924 and 1995, amalgamates a wide breadth of research on the Labour Movement, including labour union history, the early stages and development of the Labour Party, and studies on the working classes. This collection of books from some of the leading scholars in the field provides a comprehensive overview of the subject, how it has evolved over time, and will be of particular interest to students of political history.