Robert Owen and his Legacy

Editor(s) Chris Williams,Noel Thompson

Language: English

Genre(s): Biography

  • November 2011 · 288 pages ·234x156mm

  • · Paperback - 9780708324431
  • · eBook - pdf - 9780708324448
  • · eBook - epub - 9781783162932

About The Book

A radical thinker and humanitarian employer, Owen made a major contribution to nineteenth-century social movements including co-operatives, trade unions and workers' education. He was a pioneer of enlightened approaches to the education of children and an advocate of birth control.

About the Editor(s)

Author(s): Chris Williams

Chris Williams is Professor of History and Head of the School of History, Archaeology and Religion, Cardiff University.

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Author(s): Noel Thompson

Professor Thompson graduated from St. Andrews University in 1974 and pursued a Masters degree in Economic and Political Thought at the Queen’s University Belfast, 1975, before undertaking research leading to the award of a doctorate by the University of Cambridge, 1981. He spent a short time in the Economic Intelligence Department of the Bank of England, 1978-79 before being appointed as a Lecturer in Economic History at Swansea, 1979. He was awarded a personal chair in 1999, was Head of the Department of History from 2000 to 2005, and served as Head of the School of Humanities from its inception to 2008. He is currently a Pro-Vice-Chancellor. Professor Thompson serves on the editorial board of Labor History.

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