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George Henry Evans

Evans, George Henry, 1805–56, American labor and agrarian reformer, b. England. After emigrating (1820) to New York City, he edited several newspapers, among them the Workingman's Advocate. He also led a number of workingman's parties from 1827 to 1837. His agrarian reform programs included the right of free homesteads for all.

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