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His message was appropriate for the time and, like both factory reform and popular education, eventually brought results. The man and the movement he inspired were wholly committed to social betterment and driven by ideals which challenged the inequalities of late Georgian and early Victorian Britain. The fact that it took so long to effect real social change, beyond the modest changes we have reviewed in Owen’s lifetime, may be explained by the prevalence of notions of laissezfaire that were rejected by Owen and the Owenites.

Like Owen’s beginnings in Newtown, there is also something of a blank in the story of his early management at New Lanark. It is important to remember that the holding company was being run from Manchester and the Lanark Twist Company mainly from Glasgow, where Owen spent much of his time. While Owen later criticized Dale (though not in his lifetime, I suspect) for his failure to visit his factory with sufficient regularity, it is hard to tell how much time he himself actually spent in the mills and how much of the day-to-day management was delegated to overseers.

Not all Owen scholarship has been dominated by these categories; the more incisive studies of Owenism, notably those by J. F. C. 4 Nor, though my own starting-point as a historian was partly Marxist, did I ever feel much sympathy for the propositions this dichotomy implies, my own preference being for a simple chronological distinction between ‘early’ and ‘later’ socialism. Yet the dichotomy remains surprisingly resilient in the literature of socialism as a whole, as well as in that of utopianism.

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