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Lorien Foote

An assistant professor of history at the University of Central Arkansas, Lorien Foote teaches courses on the Civil War and Reconstruction, nineteenth-century American history, and American military history.

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Listed in: American Civil War · History · American History · Biography · Literary Studies

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Seeking the One Great Remedy
Francis George Shaw and Nineteenth-Century Reform
By Lorien Foote

A radical abolitionist and early feminist, Francis George Shaw (1809–1882) was a prominent figure in American reform and intellectual circles for five decades. He rejected capitalism in favor of a popular utopian socialist movement; during the Civil War and Reconstruction, he applied his radical principles to the Northern war effort and to freedmen's organizations. A partnership with Henry George in the late 1870s provided an international audience for Shaw's alternative vision of society.

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