Leonard D. Abbott

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Leonard D. Abbott

English-born American publicist, politician, and freethinker add

Category: Business

Born in 1878.

Countries: New York (54%), United States (23%), Illinois (23%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Voltairine de Cleyre, Emma Goldman, Industrial Workers of the World

Linked to: Ashcan School, Ferrer Colony and Ferrer Modern School, Modern School movement, Rand School of Social Science




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Leonard D. Abbott was born in 1878 add something


Leonard came to the United States for the first time in 1897, settling in New York City add something


Abbott reported on the American socialist movement to the "British Labour Annual" each year from 1899 to 1901 add something


In addition to his writing for "The Comrade," Abbott sat on the editorial board of the Chicago publication "Socialist Spirit" from 1900 to 1903 and edited "The Free Comrade" with J.W. Lloyd from 1900 to 1902 add something


He was a keynote speaker at a June 1900 convention which united the forces of the Chicago SDP and an organization formerly hailing from the Socialist Labor Party of America behind the Presidential candidacy of Eugene Debs and Benjamin Hanford add something


In 1901, Abbott became one of seven members of the editorial board of a new illustrated socialist magazine published in New York City , "The Comrade add something


After about 1905, Abbott's interests turned to libertarian education, in which he at once assumed a commanding presence add something


The publication survived until 1905, at which time it was dissolved and its subscription list taken over by The International Socialist Review of Chicago add something


Abbott was influential in the foundation in New York City in 1911 of what was to become the Stelton Modern School, together with other leading anarchists such as Alexander Berkman, Voltairine de Cleyre, and Emma Goldman add something


In this capacity he became involved in a free speech fight in Tarrytown, New York, New York by the Industrial Workers of the World in 1914 over a ban on outdoor public meetings enacted by that community add something


In July 1914, radical anarchists who frequented the Ferrer Center, and loosely associated with its adult education program, plotted to bomb the mansion of Standard Oil chairman Rockefeller add something

Leonard D. Abbott died in 1953 add something


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