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[oh-uh-niz-uh m]
  1. the socialistic philosophy of Robert Owen.
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Origin of Owenism

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30; Owen + -ism
Related formsOw·en·ist, Ow·en·ite, noun
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Historical Examples of owenism

  • Here is another indication of the important part the Rappites played in the early history of Owenism.

    History of American Socialisms

    John Humphrey Noyes

  • Owenism was limited and local, chiefly because it was thoroughly non-religious and even anti-religious.

  • Experiments therefore always fall into a combination of Owenism and Fourierism.

  • I have preached or lectured ten times in the last eight days, and finished my season in criticism on Owenism to-night.

    The Battle of The Press

    Theophila Carlile Campbell

  • As Owenism advanced, the argument took a more distinct form.