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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Brook farm Association. (search)
y. A quarterly journal called the Dial was carried on by the members of the society. In December, 1843. a convention of reformers of various grades was held in Boston. to discuss the ideas of Fourier, which had just become known in this country. The result was the conversion of all the Brook Farmers to Fourierism, and the transformation of their simple community into a Fourierist phalanx, under the name of the Brook Farm Association. The leaders of this movement were George Ripley. Minot Pratt, and Charles A. Dana. The land owned by the association at this time aggregated 208 acres, situated at West Roxbury, 8 miles from Boston, and their property, real and personal. was estimated at $30,000. In tie summer of 1844 the Dial suspended publication. The new organ of the association was the Phalanx, then published in New York, afterwards removed to Boston, where its name was changed to the Harbinger. The Brook Farm Association was incorporated by the Massachusetts legislature in