Robert Dale Owen

Robert Dale Owen as he appeared in the 1840s. Robert Dale Owen (7 November 1801 – 24 June 1877) was a Scottish-born Welsh-American social reformer who was active in Indiana politics as member of the Democratic Party in the Indiana House of Representatives (1835–39 and 1851–53) and represented Indiana in the U.S. House of Representatives (1843–47). As a member of Congress, Owen successfully pushed through the bill that established Smithsonian Institution and served on the Institution's first Board of Regents. Owen also served as a delegate to the Indiana Constitutional Convention in 1850 and was appointed as U.S. ''chargé d'affaires'' (1853–58) to Naples.

Owen was a knowledgeable exponent of the socialist doctrines of his father, Robert Owen, and managed the day-to-day operation of New Harmony, Indiana, the socialistic utopian community he helped establish with his father in 1825. Throughout his adult life, Robert Dale Owen wrote and published numerous pamphlets, speeches, books, and articles that described his personal and political views, including his belief in spiritualism. Owen co-edited the ''New-Harmony Gazette'' with Frances Wright in the late 1820s in Indiana and the ''Free Enquirer'' in the 1830s in New York City. Owen was an advocate of married women's property and divorce rights, and secured inclusion of an article in the Indiana Constitution of 1851 that provided tax-supported funding for a uniform system of free public schools and established the position of Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction. Owen is also noted for a series of open letters he wrote in 1862 that favored the abolition of slavery and supported general emancipation, as well as a suggestion that the federal government should provide assistance to freedmen. Provided by Wikipedia
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    A brief practical treatise on the construction and management of plank roads by Owen, Robert Dale, 1801-1877

    Published 1850
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    Emancipation is peace / by Owen, Robert Dale, 1801-1877

    Published 1863
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    Emancipation is peace by Owen, Robert Dale, 1801-1877

    Published 1863
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    Moral physiology or, A brief and plain treatise on the population question / by Owen, Robert Dale, 1801-1877

    Published 1870
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    Beyond the breakers a story of the present day / by Owen, Robert Dale, 1801-1877

    Published 1870
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    Robert Dale Owen's travel journal, 1827 / by Owen, Robert Dale, 1801-1877

    Published 1977
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    Threading my way Twenty-seven years of autobiography / by Owen, Robert Dale, 1801-1877

    Published 1874
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    Situations by Owen, Robert Dale, 1801-1877

    Published 1830
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    Pocahontas a historical drama, in five acts / by Owen, Robert Dale, 1801-1877

    Published 1837
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    An outline of the system of education at New Lanark by Owen, Robert Dale, 1801-1877

    Published 1824
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    To Holland and to New Harmony : Robert Dale Owen's travel journal, 1825-1826 / by Owen, Robert Dale, 1801-1877

    Published 1969
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    Beyond the breakers. A story of the present day. by Owen, Robert Dale, 1801-1877

    Published 1870
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