Thomas Wentworth Higginson

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Thomas Wentworth Higginson (December 22, 1823 - May 9, 1911) was a Colonel in the Civil War, an abolitionist, and an author.[1]

He held radical views from an early age.[2] 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.[3]

In 1905, he helped to found the Intercollegiate Socialist Society along with many prominent socialists.


  1. Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Encyclopedia Britannica
  2. 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.”
  3. Thomas Wentworth Higginson