Proposals for Raising a Colledge of Industry Of All Useful Trades and Husbandry. With Profit for the Rich. A Plentiful Living for the Poor, and A Good Education for Youth. Which will be Advantage to the Government by the Increase of the People, and their Riches

TitleProposals for Raising a Colledge of Industry Of All Useful Trades and Husbandry. With Profit for the Rich. A Plentiful Living for the Poor, and A Good Education for Youth. Which will be Advantage to the Government by the Increase of the People, and their Riches
Year for Search1695
Authors[Bellers], [John](1654-1725)
Date Published1695
PublisherPtd. for T. Sowle
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsEnglish author, Male author
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Eutopia. Detailed non-fiction proposal for a institution to educate the poor and young people in useful trades and arguing that a much better society will result. The appeal is quite conservative in that it is directed to government and the rich, but the system is primarily designed to improve the lot of the poor.  See also his To the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled. A Supplement to the Proposal for a Colledge of Industry, Shewing a Regular Constant Imploy for the Poor, is the best Foundation of Trade, and the greatest Improvment to the Nation, and Consequently support to the Government, whilst the want of it tends to the Poor’s Misery, Poverty of the Rich, and Governments Weakening. [London]: Np., 1696. 3 p. (L). Rpt. in John Bellers: His Life, Times and Writings. Ed. George Clarke (London: Routledge and Kegan Paul,1987), 74-76.

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2nd ed. under the author’s name London: Ptd. for T. Sowle, 1696. Rpt. as New View of Society. Tracts Relative to this Subject; viz. Proposals for Raising a Colledge of Industry of all useful Trades and Husbandry. By John Bellars. (Reprinted from the Original, published in the year 1696). Report to the Committee of the association for the Relief of the Manufacturing and Labouring Poor. A Brief Sketch of the religious Society of People called Shakers. With an Account of the Public Proceedings connected with the subject, Which took place in London in July and August 1817. Published By Robert Owen. London: Ptd. for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown; Cadell and Davies; J. Hatchard; Murray; Constable and Co., and Oliphant and Co., Edinburgh; Smith and Sons, and Brash and Reid, Glasgow, 1818. Rpt. New York: AMS Press, 1972; in [James Peacock, attributed to], A Plan of a Public Charity, With some former Plans for the same Purpose, in Three Appendixes, Which are submitted to the Consideration of the Benevolent, that they may select and adopt from the Whole such Parts as can be most suitably connected together, in order to form “an effectual General Charity”; but more especially for affording immediate “Relief, Protection”, and Free-Labour, to all Persons who want Employment (London: np, 1790), 5-28; and in John Bellers: His Life, Times and Writings. Ed. George Clarke (London: Routledge and Kegan Paul,1987), 47-73; and with footnotes comparing the two editions in Restoration and Augustan British Utopias. Ed. Gregory Claeys (Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2000), 187-205.

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The author (1654-1725) was an educational theorist and a Quaker.

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1695 [Bellers, John] (1654-1725). Proposals for Raising a Colledge of Industry Of All Useful Trades and Husbandry. With Profit for the Rich. A Plentiful Living for the Poor, and A Good Education for Youth. Which will be Advantage to the Government by the Increase of the People, and their Riches. London: Ptd. for T. Sowle. 2nd ed. under the author’s name London: Ptd. for T. Sowle, 1696. Rpt. as New View of Society. Tracts Relative to this Subject; viz. Proposals for Raising a Colledge of Industry of all useful Trades and Husbandry. By John Bellers. (Reprinted from the Original, published in the year 1696). Report to the Committee of the association for the Relief of the Manufacturing and Labouring Poor. A Brief Sketch of the religious Society of People called Shakers. With an Account of the Public Proceedings connected with the subject, Which took place in London in July and August 1817. Published By Robert Owen. London: Ptd. for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown; Cadell and Davies; J. Hatchard; Murray; Constable and Co., and Oliphant and Co., Edinburgh; Smith and Sons, and Brash and Reid, Glasgow, 1818. Rpt. New York: AMS Press, 1972; in [James Peacock, attributed to], A Plan of a Public Charity, With some former Plans for the same Purpose, in Three Appendixes, Which are submitted to the Consideration of the Benevolent, that they may select and adopt from the Whole such Parts as can be most suitably connected together, in order to form “an effectual General Charity”; but more especially for affording immediate “Relief, Protection”, and Free-Labour, to all Persons who want Employment (London: np, 1790), 5-28; and in John Bellers: His Life, Times and Writings. Ed. George Clarke (London: Routledge and Kegan Paul,1987), 47-73; and with footnotes comparing the two editions in Restoration and Augustan British Utopias. Ed. Gregory Claeys (Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2000), 187-205. PSt

Eutopia. Detailed non-fiction proposal for a institution to educate the poor and young people in useful trades and  arguing that a much better society will result. The appeal is quite conservative in that it is directed to government and the rich, but the system is primarily designed to improve the lot of the poor. See also his To the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled. A Supplement to the Proposal for a Colledge of Industry, Shewing a Regular Constant Imploy for the Poor, is the best Foundation of Trade, and the greatest Improvment to the Nation, and Consequently support to the Government, whilst the want of it tends to the Poor’s Misery, Poverty of the Rich, and Governments Weakening. [London]: Np., 1696. 3 p. (L). Rpt. in John Bellers: His Life, Times and Writings. Ed. George Clarke (London: Routledge and Kegan Paul,1987), 74-76.