About Albert Brisbane
Albert Brisbane (1809–1890) was an American utopian socialist, the chief popularizer of the theories of Charles Fourier in the United States in several books, notably Social Destiny of Man (1840), and in his Fourierist journal The Phalanx. He also founded the Fourierist Society in New York in 1839 and backed several other phalanx communes in the 1840s and 1850s, most lasted only a year. The longest lasting phalanx was The North American Phalanx which was located in Colts Neck, New Jersey and lasted for twelve years.
He achieved a platform to espouse Fourier's communitarian theories with the help of New York Tribune editor Horace Greeley, who was impressed by Brisbane's ideas and allowed him to write a weekly article. In 1844, Brook Farm, already an established Utopian community in Massachusetts, converted into a Fourierist community based on Brisbane's teachings.