35 Early socialists

In 1834 Pierre Leroux (1797-1871) became the first to use the term ‘socialism,’ albeit with some scepticism, as an antithesis to individualism. As a typesetter, Leroux became involved in the underground Charbonnerie in the struggle against the Restoration. He was a follower of Saint-Simon but subsequently devised his own social-pantheistic system, a ‘religion of humanity.’ In 1841 he and his longstanding friend George Sand  founded the Revue indépendante.

La Revue indépendante

Revue indépendante
Pierre Leroux, George Sand and Louis Viardot
Paris, 1842
Periodical, vol 2, no 3, 18 x 27

Date: 
1842
Number: 
35

Location

16, rue des Saints-Pères
Paris
France

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Inventory of the Pierre Leroux Papers