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Albert Brisbane


Who is Albert Brisbane?

Albert Brisbane was an American utopian socialist and is remembered as the chief popularizer of the theories of Charles Fourier in the United States. Brisbane was the author of several books, notably Social Destiny of Man, as well as the Fourierist periodical The Phalanx. He also founded the Fourierist Society in New York in 1839 and backed several other phalanx communes in the 1840s and 1850s.

  • born in (207 years ago) in Batavia
  • nationality: United States of America
  • profession: Journalist
  • died in (126 years ago)
  • written works: "A Concise Exposition Of The Doctrine Of Association Or, Plan For A Re-Organization Of Society", "Social Destiny Of Man", "Theory of the functions of the human passions", "General introduction to social sciences Part first.--", "Philosophy of money"

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Google previewAmerican Countercultures: An Encyclopedia of Nonconformists, Alternative Lifestyles, and Radical Ideas in U.S. History (2015)

An Encyclopedia of Nonconformists, Alternative Lifestyles, and Radical Ideas in U.S. History by Gina Misiroglu

Albert Brisbane was the leading American disciple of Charles Fourier, a French utopian socialist whose scheme for social reform was based on the concept of small cooperative communities, or phalanxes. Born on August 22, 1809, in Batavia, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of U.S. Labor and Working-class History (2007)

by Eric Arnesen

The nineteenth-century social thinker Albert Brisbane almost single-handedly transformed the way that Americans thought about the prospects for communal living, by importing, popularizing, and adapting to the American environment the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Transcendentalism (2009)

by Tiffany K. Wayne

Albert Brisbane was the primary person responsible for promoting the ideas of 19th-century French utopian socialist Charles Fourier among the Transcendentalists and throughout the United States in general.

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations (2006)

by Hugh Rawson, Margaret Miner

Albert Brisbane, article in The Bay State Democrat, Jan. 15, 1844 ☆ Brisbane was the nation's leading Fourierite, a perceptive anti-capitalist but not strong on solutions. 3 This is an age of the world where nations are trembling and ...

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