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HIST1300
Malcolm Chase Reading List

Primary Sources for the Historian: An Introduction to Documentary study, 2019/20, Semester 2
Professor Stephen Alford
S.Alford@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Weekly Readings

Week 1: Introductions

Web-based search for key details about Owen’s life

Week 2: The Industrial Revolution in Britain

Observations on the effect of the manufacturing system 2nd edn (1817)

Week 3: A new view of society (1813)

A new view of society: first essay (1813, dedicated to Wilberforce) and second essay (1813, dedic. to the British Public)

Week 4: A new view of society (1814)

A new view of society: third essay (1814, dedicated to factory superintendents) and fourth (1814, dedic. to the Prince Regent)

Week 5: 1817: Owen’s annus mirabilis

Development of the plan for the relief of the poor, and the emancipation of mankind [electronic resource] (1817);

New state of society. Mr. Owen's second address, delivered at the City of London tavern ... August 21, 1817;

New view of society [electronic resource] : Mr. Owen's report ... before the committee of the House of Commons on the poor laws, in the session of 1817.

Week 6: Gender (practice essay due)

The fifth of Owen’s Lectures on an entire new state of society [electronic resource] : comprehending an analysis of British society, relative to the production and distribution of wealth, the formation of character, and government, domestic and foreign (1820)

Week 7: Owen’s Plan

Report to the County of Lanark (1820 + later eds)

Week 8: Religion

Second lecture on the new religion (1830); Section 3 of Revolution in the mind and practice of the human race (1849)

Week 9: Robert Owen and the labour movement

No set reading this week (concentrate on assessed essay)

Week 10: A revolution in the human race? (1849)

Revolution in the mind and practice of the human race (1849)

Week 11: Conclusions and revision

Revisit all of A new view of society

 

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READING LIST

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Primary Sources – works by Owen (a very selective list)

Robert Owen, A new view of society (published in installments, 1813-14; various complete editions from 1816)

Robert Owen, Observations on the effect of the manufacturing system 2nd edn (1817)

Robert Owen, New view of society. Mr. Owen's report to the committee of the Association for the Relief of the Manufacturing and Labouring Poor, laid before the committee of the House of Commons, on the poor's laws, in the session of 1817

Robert Owen, New state of society.. Mr. Owen's second address, delivered at the City of London tavern ... August 21, 1817

Robert Owen, Development of the plan for the relief of the poor, and the emancipation of mankind [electronic resource] (1817)

Robert Owen, Lectures on an entire new state of society (1820)

Robert Owen, Report to the County of Lanark (1820 + later eds)

Robert Owen, The new religion, or, Religion founded on the immutable laws of the universe [electronic resource] : contrasted with all religions founded on human testimony, as developed in a public lecture (1830)

Robert Owen, Second lecture on the new religion (1830)

Robert Owen, The signs of the times, or, The approach of the millennium [electronic resource] : an address to the Tories, Whigs, Radicals, and chartists, churchmen, Catholics, dissenters, and infidels, to all producers of wealth, and non-producers, in Great Britain and Ireland (1841, 2nd edn)

Robert Owen, Revolution in the mind and practice of the human race (1849)

Robert Owen, The life of Robert Owen, (London: Effingham Wilson, 1857-8)

Robert Owen (1971) The life of Robert Owen: written by himself with his preface, introduction by John Butt, London, Charles Knight & Co. (first published 1857).

Robert Owen (1972) A New View of Society and Other Writings, introduction by John Butt, London, Dent (first published 1816).

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Other primary sources

William Hazlitt (1931) The complete works of William Hazlitt, vol. vii, ed. P.P. Howe, London, Dent (essay on Owen) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Robert Owen at New Lanark : two booklets and one pamphlet, 1824-1838., 1972 reprint of three short contemporary works

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Secondary Sources

Armytage, W.H.G. (1961) Heavens below : Utopian experiments in England, 1560-1960, London, Routledge & Kegan Paul.

John Butt (ed.), Robert Owen, prince of cotton spinners : a symposium

S.D. Chapman, The Cotton Industry in the Industrial Revolution, 2nd edn (1987)

G. Claeys, Citizens and saints : politics and anti-politics in early British socialism (1989)

G. Claeys, Machinery, money and the millennium : from moral economy to socialism, 1815-60 (1987) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Gregory Claeys and Lyman Tower Sargent (eds), The utopia reader (1999)

Gregory Claeys, Searching for utopia : the history of an idea (2011)

Gregory Claeys (ed.), The Cambridge companion to utopian literature [electronic resource] (2010)

G. D. H. Cole, The life of Robert Owen [electronic resource], 3rd edn (1965)

Ian Donnachie, Robert Owen : Owen of New Lanark and New Harmony (2000)

Clive Emsley, British society and the French Wars, 1793-1815, (1979)

J. F. C. Harrison, Robert Owen and the Owenites in Britain and America: the quest for the new moral world (1969)

J. F. C. Harrison, The early Victorians, 1832-1851 (1971; later editions, titled Early Victorian Britain, 1832-51)

J. F. C. Harrison, The Second Coming : popular millenarianism, 1780-1850 (1979)

Boyd Hilton, A mad, bad, and dangerous people? England 1783-1846 (2006)

Pat Hudson, The Industrial Revolution (1992)

Lloyd Jones, The life, times and labours of Robert Owen (1890)

R. Levitas, The concept of Utopia (1990)

W. H. Oliver, Prophets and millennialists : the uses of biblical prophecy in England from the 1790s to the 1840s (1978)

F. Podmore, Robert Owen: a biography, 2 vols. (1906) As this book is out of copyright, it is freely available online at: https://openlibrary.org/books/OL20437208M/Robert_Owen_A_Biography

S. Pollard and J. Salt, eds., Robert Owen, prophet of the poor : essays in honour of the two hundredth anniversary of his birth (1971)

Edward Royle, Victorian infidels : the origins of the British secularist movement, 1791-1866 (1974)

Edward Royle, Robert Owen and the commencement of the millennium : a study of the Harmony community (1998)

Edward Royle, Modern Britain [electronic resource] : a social history, 1750-2011 (3rd edn, 2012)

Harold Silver, The concept of popular education : a study of ideas and social movements in the early nineteenth century., (1977)

Harold Silver, Robert Owen on education : selections (1969)

A. Taylor, Visions of harmony : a study in nineteenth-century millenarianism (1987)

Barbara Taylor, Eve and the new Jerusalem : socialism and feminism in the nineteenth century (1983)

K. Taylor, The political ideas of the utopian socialists (1982)

E. P. Thompson, The making of the English working class (2nd edn 1968) – ch. 16

N. Thompson, The people's science : the popular political economy of exploitation and crisis 1816-34 (1984)

This list was last updated on 19/12/2013