New Harmony is a utopia created by Robert Owen in New Harmony, Indiana in 1836. Owen created the utopia because he was trying to improve the health, education, and the well-being of the working class in America. He bought the land from Rappites for $135,000 and offered people to apply to become one of the members. Robert believed in equality for all of the people that lived in New Harmony, male and female. Instead of putting the children to work he established the first infant school and placed the children in school.
New Harmony was created in 1825 and was dissolved in 1929. New Harmony only lasted 4 years because it was becoming over crowded, fights, and arguments within the people. Also. it did not have a strong central government to influence and guide the people. When Owen realized his society was failing he gave the estate to his sons and moved back to Britain. Robert lost more than half of his fortune in New Harmony,