Adin Ballou Photo

Adin Ballou

Born: Apr 23, 1803

Death: Aug 5, 1890

Birthplace: Cumberland

Nationality: United States

Adin Ballou

Date of Birth : Apr 23, 1803
Date of Death : Aug 5, 1890
Birth Place : Cumberland

Adin Ballou was an American prominent proponent of pacifism, socialism and abolitionism, and the founder of the Hopedale Community. Through his long career as a Universalist, and then Unitarian minister, he tirelessly sought social reform through his radical Christian and socialist views. His writings drew the admiration of Leo Tolstoy, who sponsored Russian translations of some of Ballou's works.

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