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Andrews, Stephen Pearl (1812-1886)
Stephen Pearl Andrews was an American individualist anarchist. Born in Templeton, Massachusetts, he went to Louisiana at age 18 and studied and practiced law there; appalled by slavery, he became an abolitionist. Having moved to Texas in 1839, he and his family were almost killed because of his abolitionist lectures and had to flee 1843. He went off to England where he failed at his scheme to raise funds to free slaves in America.

He became interested in Pitman's new shorthand writing system and on his return to the USA he taught and wrote about this new passion while continuing his abolitionist lectures. He also became interested in phonetics and the study of foreign languages, eventually learning 30 languages. By the end of the 1840s he began to focus his energies on utopian communities. He and fellow individualist anarchist Josiah Warren (who was responsible for Andrew's conversion to radical individualism) established Modern Times in Brentwood, NY, (1851). Then, in (1857), he established Unity Home in New York City. By the 1860s he was propounding an ideal society called Pantarchy, and from this he moved on to a philosophy he called "universology", which stressed the unity of all knowledge and activities.
 
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