Visiting Utopian Communities: A Guide to the Shakers, Moravians, and Others

Front Cover
University of South Carolina Press, 1998 - Political Science - 230 pages
1 Review
From the orderly, practical buildings and furnishings at Hancock Shaker Village to the carefully planted heirloom gardens at Old Salem, America's nineteenth-century utopian communities reflect the country's longstanding fascination with idyllic societies isolated from the rest of humanity. With their latest guidebook, Gerald and Patricia Gutek invite history and travel enthusiasts of all ages to join them in visiting twenty preserved or re-created oases of utopian life. These communities, which stand as testaments to the lofty, ideals and sometimes bizarre beliefs of their inhabitants, offer glimpses into the lives, architecture, and remarkable commitment of men and women who frequently sacrificed material wealth and individual freedom in their quest to create a heaven on earth.

Each entry includes a description of the community's origin, ideology, history, and significance; a biographical sketch of its often charismatic founder; a self-guided tour detailing the architecture, industries, crafts, art, and artifacts associated with the settlement; current telephone numbers, times of operation, and admission fees; and information about restaurants, shops, facilities, lodgings, tours, and special events.

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

Very interesting article about the Moravians in this book.
I have look this book, because Malthus in his therd book of "An Essay on the Principle of Population" speaks about them on the chapter "Of
systems of equality". He names them, because are supposed to be one of the least communities which didn't grew while situations of equality. 

Related books

References from web pages

Visiting Utopian Communities: A Guide to the Shakers, Moravians,
Visiting Utopian Communities: A Guide to the Shakers, Moravians, and Others. Columbia: U of South Carolina P, 1998. vi + 2.
www.encyclopedia.com/ doc/ 1G1-56061985.html

JSTOR: Visiting Utopian Communities: A Guide to the Shakers ...
Visiting Utopian Communities: A Guide to the Shakers, Moravians, and Others by GERALD GUTEK and PATRICIA GUTEK. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press ...
links.jstor.org/ sici?sici=0272-3433(199921)21%3A2%3C152%3AVUCAGT%3E2.0.CO%3B2-U

Visiting Utopian Communities: A Guide to the Shakers, Moravians ...
Visiting Utopian Communities: A Guide to the Shakers, Moravians, and Others. from Church History in Reference provided by Find Articles.
findarticles.com/ p/ articles/ mi_hb050/ is_200103/ ai_n5662716

Society for Utopian Studies - Utopian Studies Journal
Gutek, Patricia [incorrectly given as Patrick in the review], Visiting Utopian Communities: A Guide to the Shakers, Moravians, and Others (Ott) 10.1 (1999): ...
www.utoronto.ca/ utopia/ journal/ byauthorofbook/ authbook_f-j.html

【楽天市場】Visiting Utopian Communities: A Guide to the Shakers ...
Visiting Utopian Communities: A Guide to the Shakers, Moravians, and ... Visiting Utopian Communities: A Guide to the Shakers, Moravians, and Others ...
item.rakuten.co.jp/ book/ 4593553/

About the author (1998)

A professor of education and history and former dean of education at Loyola University in Chicago.

Patricia Gutek is a former English teacher turned travel writer and editor. She earned her B.A. in English education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her M.A. in English at Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago. She and her husband have written six other travel guides, including Plantations and Outdoor Museums in America's Historic South, Visiting Utopian Communities, and Experiencing America's Past: A Travel Guide to Museum Villages.

Bibliographic information