Owenite rational and social hymns
Robert Owen, the great philanthropist, took over the mills at New Lanark in 1800, and turned them into an institution that combined profitability and humane working practices. Published in what is often referred to as the ‘sectarian’ phase of the Owenite socialist movement, Social Hymns for the Use of Friends of the Rational System Society is a collection of ideological songs for The Association of All Classes of All Nations. The Association, which was established by Robert Owen in 1835, was later renamed the Universal Community Society of Rational Religionists, and referred to as the Rational Society.
Social Hymns was first published bound together with Owen’s The Social...
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