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

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University of South Carolina Press, 1998 - Political Science - 230 pages
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This is a guidebook to 20 of America's 19th-centiry utopian communities, from the buildings and furnishings of Hancock Shaker Village to the gardens at Old Salem which reflect the country's long-standing fascination with idyllic societies isolated the rest of humanity.

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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. 

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.

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