The Familistery, a 19th century utopianist reality (documentary)

Jean-Baptiste André Godin (26 January 1817 — 29 January 1888) was a French industrialist, writer and political theorist, and social innovator. A manufacturer of cast-iron stoves and influenced by Charles Fourier, he developed and built an industrial and residential community within Guise called the Familistère (Social Palace). He ultimately converted it to cooperative ownership and management by workers.

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