The Real History of Money Island

TitleThe Real History of Money Island
Year for Search1896
AuthorsFlürscheim, Michael (1844-1912)
Date Published1896
PublisherBrotherhood Publishing Company
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsAotearoa/New Zealand author, German author, Male author
Annotation

Monetary reform brings eutopia. Written in response to Ten Men of Money Island (1884) by Seymour F. Norton. See also 1899 Flürsheim (3).

Additional Publishers

[2nd ed.] London: “Clarion” Office/Manchester: Labour Press/Glasgow: “Labour Leader”, 1897. The second ed. responds to criticisms and includes a “Preface to Second Edition” (xi-xii) explaining the additions and noting that he has taken practical steps to implement his ideas. It also includes “Appendix. Invitation to Become Members of a Co-operative Exchange Bank. A Fresh Outlet for Trade” (75-80). 

Info Notes

On Flürscheim, see Lyman Tower Sargent, ”Michael Flürscheim: From the Single Tax to Currency Reform.” Utopian Studies 21.1 (2010): 139-61, which includes a list of his writings on 151-56.

Holding Institutions

ATL, IU, VUW

Author Note

The author (1844-1912) was born in Germany and lived in France, Britain, Mexico, New Zealand and the US before returning to Germany. In New Zealand, where he lived from 1898 to 1905, he opened commercial exchange banks in Wellington and Auckland. He was also involved with the Topolobampo community in Mexico. 

Full Text

1896 Flürscheim, Michael (1844-1912). The Real History of Money Island. London: Brotherhood Publishing Company. [2nd ed.] London: “Clarion” Office/Manchester: Labour Press/Glasgow: “Labour Leader”, 1897. The second ed. responds to criticisms and includes a “Preface to Second Edition” (xi-xii) explaining the additions and noting that he has taken practical steps to implement his ideas. It also includes “Appendix. Invitation to Become Members of a Co-operative Exchange Bank. A Fresh Outlet for Trade” (75-80). On Flürscheim, see my “Michael Flürscheim: From the Single Tax to Currency Reform.” Utopian Studies 21.1 (2010): 139-61, which includes a list of his publications (151-56). ATL, IU, VUW

Monetary reform brings eutopia. Written in response to Ten Men of Money Island (1884) by Seymour F. Norton.  See also 1899 Flürsheim (3). The author was born in Germany and lived in France, Britain, Mexico, New Zealand and the US before returning to Germany. In New Zealand, where he lived from 1898 to 1905, he opened commercial exchange banks in Wellington and Auckland. He was also involved with the Topolobampo community in Mexico.