Wilhelm Weitling papers 1844-1903
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Born in Saxony; took part in the revolution of 1848; emigrated, eventually to the USA in 1852; cofounder of the Communist Club in New York in 1857; founded a section of the International Working Men's Association (IWMA) in 1867; member of the IWMA North American Federation in 1871; secretary of the IWMA's General Council in New York 1872-1874; influential in the Workingmen's Party of the United States 1876 (in 1877: Socialist Labor Party), resigned when Lassalleans took over in 1877; wrote for D...
Wilhelm Weitling (1808-1871) was a German-born tailor, inventor and editor. In Germany he worked as a journeyman tailor and was a prominent socialist agitator. After emigrating to the U.S. in 1848, he organized an Arbeiterbund or "Workingmen's League" for skilled craftsmen and established a community in Iowa based on his socio-economic theories. He also was the founder and editor of Die Republik der Arbeiter in New York City from 1850 to 1855. From the guide to the Wilhelm Weitling p...
Joseph Henry (1797-1878, APS 1835), a physicist, was the first secretary and director of the Smithsonian Institution, a post he retained for over three decades. Henry was a leading experimental scientist whose contributions include several discoveries in the field of electromagnetics. He has been credited with the invention of the electromagnet and the telegraph, among other things. Henry was born in 1797 in Albany, New York, the son of William Henry, a teamster, and his wife An...