Thursday, August 30, 2012

History of American Socialisms By John Humphrey Noyes

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Page (26): successfully

Neither can be successfuly embodied by men whose minds are not wide enough to accept them both.

Page (27): families

What they needed was to convert their churches into unitary fam-lies, and put them into unitary homes, where daily meetings and continuous criticism are possible;—and behold, this is Socialism!

Page (55): (Missing '.' before '—' to match others)

J. B. Herrick—

Page (59): probably

The moral at the close, inferring the impracticability of Communism, may prob-bly be accepted as sound, if restricted to non-religious experiments.

Page (84): enthusiasm

So Macdonald, with the enthuiasm of a true Socialist, on landing in this country in 1842 first sought out New Harmony.

Page (88): (Potential Error?)

Robert Owen is a remarkable character. In years nearly seventy-five: in knowledge and experience superabundant; in benevolence of heart transcendental; in honesty without disguise; in philanthropy unlimited; in religion a skeptic; in theology a Pantheist: in metaphysics a necessarian circumstantialist; in morals a universal excusionist; in general conduct a philosophic non-resistant;

Page (91): of

men and women who were spoiled for the world by once tasting or at least imagining the sweets af Communism, and would not be turned back by any number of failures.

Page (107): (Potential Error?)

Mr. Emerson’s lecture is doubtless reliable on the main point for which we quote from it—the Unitariar and Channing-arian origin of Brook Farm—but certainly supfiercial in its view of the substantial character and final purpose of that Community.

Page (148): (Most likely a scan error) Missing '.'

[...] that the afflatus must be strong enough to decompose the old family unit and make Communism the home-center

Page (173): embarrassment

This experiment did not fail through pecuniary embarassment.

Page (184): (Missing '‘')

On its banner was inscribed, To each, according to his capacity, and to each capacity according to its work.’

Page (191): division

This inquiry has given rise to our third divison, called theo-retico-practical architects of society.”

Page (202): Missing '“'

“Attractive Industry,” Compound Economies,” “Democracy of Association,” “Equilibrium of the Passions”

Page (203): constructing

Millions are now spent in constucting canals and railroads that scarcely pay for repairs.

Page (235): development

its constraint of millions to idleness and consequent dependence or famine for want of employment, and its failure to secure education and devolopment to the children growing up all around

Page (253): Pennsylvania

Having made this resolve, they looked not behind them, but freely contributed of their hard-earned means, and purchased eight hundred acres of fertile wood-land, in Monroe County, Pensylvania.

Page (283): (Potential Error?)

I boldy pronounce all partial attempts, short of such a beginning, a waste, and worse than a waste, of time and brain, blood and muscle, soul and body.

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Page (317): (Most likely a scan error) Missing '.'

I began to doubt whether it was much of an affair after all; but I pushed on, anxious at once to see the place

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“The Phalanx has fee simple titles to many tracts of land, and a house in Warren, with which they will secure capitalists who choose to invest money, for the purpose of establishing some branches of manufacturing

Page (344): Brackets instead of parenthesis to match the rest of the book

(From a letter of N. C. Meeker, August 11, 1847.)

Page (366): February

An enthusiastic convention of Socialists was held in that city on the 22d of Februrary, 1844, at which interesting letters were read from Horace Greeley,

Page (404): Harbinger (matches the rest of the book)

[Letter to the Harbinger, August 15, 1845.]

Page (407): (Potential Error?) always

Tell H., of Beaver, to come and see us, and say to him that you have alway failed in depicting the comforts and pleasures of Association.

Page (412): ',' replaced with '.'

[From a letter in the Southport Telegraph,]

Page (414): ,. -> .,

We put in about twenty acres of spring crops, mostly potatoes, buckwheat, turnips, etc,. and have now one hundred acres of winter wheat in the ground.

Page (460): determined

Here, as elsewhere, individual opinion is free; but there are certain conditions, as we think, clearly indicated, which are necessary to the proper consideration of the question; and our view is that it is one that must be determned mainly by woman herself.

Page (554): probably

From a defect in the construction of the chimney, a spark from the stove-pipe had prob-bly communicated with the surrounding wood-work; and from the combustible nature of the materials, the flames spread with a celerity that made every effort to arrest their violence without effect.

Page (627): system

12.—The abolishment of the marriage sytem is involved in Paul’s doctrine of the end of ordinances.

Page (628): '.' was moved to after number

.14—The law of marriage “worketh wrath.”

Page (636): division

The present divison of labor between the sexes separates them entirely.

Page (639): consequences

Marriage makes a man responsible for the conse-qunces of his acts of love to a woman.

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