Thomas Wentworth Higginson (December 22, 1823 - May 9, 1911) was a Colonel in the Civil War, an abolitionist, and an author.
He held radical views from an early age. He had a particular interest in Brook Farm and Fourierism.
Prior to the Civil War, Higginson was a supporter of John Brown, and financially supported Brown's cause.
In 1905, he helped to found the Intercollegiate Socialist Society along with many prominent socialists.
- ↑ Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Encyclopedia Britannica
- ↑ Higginson, Thomas W.. Views on Socialism. “I grew up in the Brook Farm and Fourierite period and have always been interested in all tendencies in that direction.”
- ↑ Thomas Wentworth Higginson