An 1810 lifestyle reality or 2010 political ambition?

Muir, Andrew
June 2010
Management Services;Summer2010, Vol. 54 Issue 2, p9
Academic Journal
A biography of Robert Owen, an advocate of society change, is presented. He was born in 1771 in Wales and married Caroline Dale in 1799. He then became the manager of the New Lanark Mills, introduced education and promoted society change. His accomplishments include the inception of the Institute of the Formation of Character and rules for the people of New Lanark. His contributions for women's rights, health and medicine, care for the elderly and infirm, and the environment are explored.


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