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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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Discovering America

Discovering America

(p.294) (p.295) 13 Discovering America
Victor Considerant and the Rise and Fall of French Romantic Socialism

Jonathan Beecher

University of California Press

This chapter focuses on Victor Considerant's arrival in the U.S. It explains that Considerant arrived in New York on December 14, 1852, and how he was immediately struck by the “spectacle of human spontaneity at work” and “unbelievable quantity of social labor”. It discusses Considerant's decision to leave New York in April 1853, his travel to Texas, and the publication of his Au Texas. Rapport à mes amis. It also highlights Consideration's founding of the Société de colonisation européo-américaine au Texas with other Fourierists.

Keywords:   Victor Considerant, U.S., New York, Texas, Au Texas, social labor, Fourierists

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