Address by Robert Owen on leaving the United States of Europe

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Printed address made in New York upon leaving the United States. In the address, Owen marks the "extraordinary" progress made by the country since his previous visit 15 years earlier, but warns that the wealth being created is not benefiting the industrious classes who are kept in "toil, ignorance, and consequent degradation".

Owen recommends that a World Convention should be held in New York with the aim of "establishing equal and just rights among men and insuring the progressive improvement and happiness of all".


Stamped number: 1367

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