George, Henry, 1839-1897

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Dates:
Birth 1839-09-02
Death 1897-10-29
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Economist and reformer.

From the description of Papers of Henry George, 1888-1893. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79455433

Henry George (1839-1897), political economist and social reformer, was best known for his book Progress and Poverty, in which he advocated economic equality through a single tax on land value. He ran unsuccessfully for mayor of New York City on a labor ticket in 1884 and died during his second mayoral campaign in 1897.

From the guide to the Henry George papers, ca. 1840-1950, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

American reformer and single tax advocate.

From the description of Autograph letters (2) signed : Brooklyn, to Hon. David A. Wells, 1880 Sept. 30-1884 Sept. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269587517

Henry George was an economist, author, and politician. He is best remembered for advancing the theory of the Single Tax, based on improvements to community-owned land. His influential book, Progress and Poverty, was widely read and much discussed. He ran second in a close race for mayor of New York, and subsequently founded and edited the journal, "Standard," as well as publishing other monographs.

From the description of Henry George note and manuscript, circa 1890. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 56973083

Henry George (1839-1897), political economist and social reformer, was best known for his book Progress and Poverty, in which he advocated economic equality through a single tax on land value.

He ran unsuccessfully for mayor of New York City on a labor ticket in 1884 and died during his second mayoral campaign in 1897.

From the description of Henry George papers, ca. 1840-1950. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122431358

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Subjects:

  • Journalism--19th century
  • Economics
  • Social problems
  • Reformers--19th century
  • Reformers--United States--19th century
  • Irish question
  • Land reform
  • Single tax
  • Social problems--19th century
  • Journalism--United States--19th century
  • Social problems--United States--19th century
  • Economists--Biography--Sources
  • Social reformers--Archives
  • Letters--19th century
  • Economists--Manuscripts
  • Social reformers--Biography--Sources
  • Labor
  • Economists--Archives

Occupations:

  • Economists
  • Reformers
  • Journalists

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)
  • Ireland (as recorded)
  • Australia (as recorded)
  • Ireland (as recorded)
  • Ireland (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)