Authors/Contributors

Abigail Mellen

Document Type

Article

Date

1997

Embargo Period

1-10-2011

Keywords

Fourierists, Utopianism

Language

English

Disciplines

Philosophy

Description/Abstract

IN 1828 Albert Brisbane (1809-1890) persuaded his wealthy father to send him to Europe in order to find out "what is the work of man on this earth? What was he put here for and what has he to do?"1 In Europe Brisbane became interested in French utopianism, especially the ideas of Claude-Henri de Rouvroy (Comte de Saint-Simon, 1760-1825) and Charles Fourier (1772-1837). Brisbane returned to the United States in 1834 and, until his death in 1890, devoted his wealth and energies to establishing an American Fourierist movement.

Additional Information

Syracuse University Library Associates Courier, Volume XXXII, 1997.

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