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Orestes Augustus Brownson (1803–1876)

Brownson, Orestes Augustus. An American author; born in Stockbridge, VT, Sept. 16, 1803; died in Detroit, MI, April 17, 1876. His early education was slight. Originally a Presbyterian, he became a Universalist minister, afterward a Unitarian, and finally a Roman Catholic. He was an ardent champion of popular rights, and advocated a mild form of socialism. His greatest work was the establishment of and editorship of the Boston Quarterly Review (1838–43) and Brownson’s Review (1844–64 and 1873–75). Of his extensive works, the best known are: ‘The Convert, or Leaves from my Experience’ (1857); and ‘The American Republic, its Constitution, Tendencies, and Destiny’ (1865). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).