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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Oliphant, Laurence 1829-1888 (search)
Oliphant, Laurence 1829-1888 Author; born in Cape Town, Africa, in 1829. Lord Elgin made him his private secretary in 1853, and in 1865 he was elected to Parliament, but he resigned in 1868 in obedience to instructions from Thomas L. Harris, leader of the Brotherhood of the New Life a spiritualistic society of which both Oliphant and his wife were members. Among his publications are Minnesota, or the far West in 1855; and The tender recollections of Irene MacGILLICUDDYillicuddy, a satire on American society. He died in Twickenham, England, Dec. 23, 1888.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Socialism, (search)
adership of Lassalle, formed at LeipsicMay 23, 1863 Delegates of all nations in St. Martin's Hall, London, form the International Workingmen's AssociationSept. 28, 1864 Band of disciples of Lassalle organized in New York1865 Universal congress, for advancement and complete emancipation of the working-classes, at Geneva, SwitzerlandSept. 3, 1866 Karl Marx, German (1818-83), publishes his work, Das Kapital, called the Bible of the Social Democrats1867 Brocton community founded by Rev. Thomas Lake HarrisOct., 1867 Catholic socialism in Germany organized1868 International congress at The Hague (six delegates from America) results in the formation of a new international association on anarchistic principles under leadership of Michael Bakounine, and removal of seat of general council of the old association, which soon after ceased to exist, to New York. Congress heldSept. 2-7, 1872 Union of social politics formed by German professorial socialists at EisenachOct., 1872 Universal s