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Maclure of New Harmony : scientist, progressive educator, radical philanthropist

Author: Leonard Warren
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A native Scotsman, William Maclure (1763-1840) became a merchant, made a fortune, and retired in his early thirties. Then his life became interesting. This book follows the twists and turns of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: William Maclure; William Maclure; William Maclure
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard Warren
ISBN: 9780253353269 0253353262
OCLC Number: 261176962
Description: xii, 343 p., [13] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Origins and the Making of a Life --
Philadelphia (1796-1800) --
Political and Economic Philosophy --
European Sojourn (1800-1808) --
The Maclurean Era of American Geology --
Introduction of Progressive Education to the United States --
The Grand Tour of Europe (1809-1815) --
Patron of the Natural Sciences --
Spanish Years and Return to America --
Robert Owen, Maclure, and the Utopian Commune --
Harmonie to New Harmony --
A Boatload of Knowledge --
Education in New Harmony --
Trouble in Paradise --
Out of the Ashes --
Withdrawal to Mexico --
Crippling Losses of Madame Fretageot and Thomas Say --
New Harmony Adrift --
The Working Men's Institute and the Death of William Maclure.
Responsibility: Leonard Warren.

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"In these pages, Maclure comes alive in all his energy, genius, generosity, and glaring idiosyncrasies... The merits of Warren's work promise to make [the book] the standard biography." Donald Read more...

 
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