Smiles versus Owen

Primary Source Project for Chapter Eleven

Citations

"Self-Help by Samuel Smiles (1866)." In Brian A. Pavlac. A Concise History of Western Civilization: Supremacies and Diversities, 293-294. Second Edition. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015. Originally in Smiles, Samuel. Self-Help: With Illustrations of Character and Conduct. Revised and enlarged ed. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1866, pp. 15–20.
Also here, or here, or here.

"A New View." In Brian A. Pavlac. A Concise History of Western Civilization: Supremacies and Diversities, 295-296. Second Edition. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015. Originally in Owen, Robert. A New View of Society: Or, Essays on the Formation of Human Character Preparatory to the Development of a Plan for Gradually Ameliorating the Condition of Mankind. 3rd ed. London: Longman, 1817, pp. 15–16, 30, 59–60.
Link to full text here, or here.

 

Further Links and materials for study

New Lanark: Children & Cotton Learning Zone: website of the historical site founded by Robert Owen.

Robert Owen and New Lanark: another view of his mills.

Robert Owen Museum.

Butler-Bowdon, Tom. "Self-Help." Self-Help Classics. date <http://www.butler-bowdon.com/samuel-smiles---self-help.html> (last accessed 17 January 2018).

News on Samuel Smiles: some quotes from contemporaries.

On the Origin of Self-help: modern perspective on Smiles.

 

Last Updated: 17 January 2018