Horace Greeley, 1869
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Image of Greeley in the woods holding an axe over his shoulder.

Credit: Courtesy of the NYPL digital gallery, New York Public Library

Inspired by the writings of Albert Brisbane and Charles Fourier, New York newspaper publisher Horace Greeley in the early 1840s helped organize and promote Sylvania, a short-lived experimental socialist commune based upon rational principles, in Pikes Cunty, Pennsylvania.

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