The Worldly Philosophers - The Visions of the Utopian Socialists Summary & Analysis

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The Visions of the Utopian Socialists Summary and Analysis

The early days of the industrial revolution resulted in workplace abuse, especially with children. Sixteen hour workdays were commonplace in most factories, even for children. Machinery that displaced workers caused attacks on factories and riots by the displaced workers. Outside of Glasgow in Scotland was the community of New Lanark, visited by celebrities from all over the world. This was a model community. There were no children under the age of ten or eleven working in the factory. All workers had homes in neat rows and there was no garbage in the streets. The smaller children were cared for in the schoolhouse where learning for all ages took place. New Lanark was a profitable community run by Robert Owen, one of the group of economic thinkers known as the Utopian Socialists...

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