Thursday, February 01, 2007
At last, "Omega"!
There are quite a number of things I didn't find in my searches through the Boston Investigator this week, but one of the things I did find was "Capital and Labor: Socialism in Massachusetts," by OMEGA—one of the essays by William Batchelder Greene that was incorporated into his Equality (1849), reprinted from the Worcester Palladium. For some time, I have been wrestling with the question whether or not I could justify research travel to track down these articles, since they, and the book they were turned into, all appear to have been written in a matter of months, late in 1849, and it has been uncertain how much difference there was likely to be between the forms. The question is at least partially answered now—there are real and interesting differences.