Flora Tristan began life as the pampered daughter of the aristocracy; she knew poverty and disappointment as a youth, and experienced abuse and discrimination as an adult. Her personal struggle to regain a position in society was eclipsed by a growing commitment to lead the struggle of the oppressed for freedom and equality. She traveled extensively, read widely, and met many of the important social thinkers of the 1830's. Gradually she formed a vision of an egalitarian society in which men and women, young and old, had access to education and jobs. She died trying to rally workers to an international, egalitarian Worker's Union.
- XVIII, 162
- ISBN (Hardcover)
- New York, Bern, Frankfurt/M., Paris, 1988. XVIII, 162 pp.