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Victor Considerant and the Rise and Fall of French Romantic Socialism$
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Jonathan Beecher

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780520222977

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520222977.001.0001

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A Texas Utopia

A Texas Utopia

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(p.326) 14 A Texas Utopia
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Victor Considerant and the Rise and Fall of French Romantic Socialism
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Jonathan Beecher

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520222977.003.0015

This chapter deals with Victor Considerant's plan to establish a socialist colony in Texas. It highlights the challenges faced by Considerant in acquiring land because of the state legislature's decision to close off a large amount of land for a railroad project and Americans' opposition to his plans. It discusses the Colonization Society's acquisition of land in the Reunion and Considerant's decision to join Auguste Savardan's group. It highlights the tension between Savardan and Considerant that forced the latter to leave Reunion in July 1856.

Keywords:   Victor Considerant, socialist colony, Texas, Colonization Society, Auguste Savardan, Reunion

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