Utopias in American History

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ABC-CLIO, 2008 - History - 417 pages
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With this volume, a fascinating, yet often overlooked, part of the American story is brought to the forefront. In "Utopias in American History," independent scholar Jyotsna Sreenivasan makes the case that from the founding of the American colonies to the hippie communes of the 1960s to the cohousing movement, which started in the 1990s, the United States has the most sustained tradition of utopianism of any modern country.

Accessible yet authoritative and highly informative, "Utopias in American History" offers dozens of alphabetically organized entries covering all aspects of communal societies from colonial times to the present. Featured are descriptions of over 40 major utopian communities, both religious and secular. Entries are organized in terms of their histories, belief systems, leadership, economics, daily life, and the reactions they drew from mainstream society.

 

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Contents

AMANA COLONIES
1
AMISH
8
ANANDA COLONIES
16
ANARCHISM
23
ANTISLAVERY COMMUNITIES
27
BELLAMY EDWARD
33
BIBLE COMMUNISM
35
BISHOP HILL
36
INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR KRISHNA CONSCIOUSNESS HARE KRISHNA MOVEMENT
192
JERUSALEMSOCIETY OF UNIVERSAL FRIENDS
200
JESUS PEOPLE USA
203
JEWISH AGRICULTURAL COMMUNITIES
210
KAWEAH COOPERATIVE COMMONWEALTH
216
KEIL COMMUNITIESBETHEL AND AURORA
221
KOINONIA FARMKOINONIA PARTNERS
226
KORESHAN UNITY
232

BOHEMIA MANOR
41
BROOK FARM AND FOURIERIST PHALANXES
45
BROTHERHOOD OF THE NEW LIFE
52
BRUDERHOF
57
BUDDHIST COMMUNITIES
64
BURNEDOVER DISTRICT
68
CAMPHILL MOVEMENT
70
CAPITALISM
76
CATHOLIC WORKER MOVEMENT
78
CHILDREN AND CHILD REARING
84
CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
87
CIVIL WAR
89
COHOUSING
90
COOPERATIVES
96
CULTS
98
DAVIDIAN AND BRANCH DAVIDIAN MOVEMENTS
100
ECOVILLAGES
107
EDUCATION
108
EPHRATA CLOISTER
113
FAIRHOPE AND SINGLETAX COMMUNITIES
120
FAMILY
126
THE FAMILYCHILDREN OF GOD
130
THE FARM
137
FELLOWSHIP FOR INTENTIONAL COMMUNITY
144
FERRER COLONY STELTON
145
GEORGE HENRY
151
GREAT DEPRESSION
153
GRONLUND LAURENCE
154
HARMONY SOCIETY
155
HIPPIES
162
HOME COLONY
165
HOUSE OF DAVID MOVEMENT
170
HUTTERITES
175
ICARIAN MOVEMENT
183
INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION
190
LEADERSHIP AND DECISION MAKING
237
LITERARY UTOPIAS
243
LLANO DEL RIO AND NEW LLANO
245
LOVE FAMILY
251
MILLENNIALISM
256
MORAVIAN MOVEMENT
257
MORE THOMAS
264
NEW DEAL COMMUNITIES
266
NEW HARMONY AND OWENITE MOVEMENT
273
ONEIDA COMMUNITY
280
ORDERVILLE AND MORMON COMMUNALISM
287
OWEN ROBERT
294
PACIFISM
297
PEACE MISSION MOVEMENT
300
PERSECUTION
307
POINT LOMA AND THEOSOPHICAL COMMUNITIES
310
RAINBOW FAMILY OF LIVING LIGHT
317
RAJNEESHPURAM
323
RENAISSANCE COMMUNITYBROTHERHOOD OF THE SPIRIT
330
RUGBY
335
RUSKIN
339
SHAKERS
344
SKINNER B F
352
SOCIALISM
354
SOCIETY OF THE WOMAN IN THE WILDERNESS
358
STEINER RUDOLF
360
SYNANON
362
TRANSCENDENTALISM
369
TWIN OAKS COMMUNITY
373
VALLEY OF THE SWANS
379
WOMEN STATUS OF
381
ZOAR SOCIETY
385
INDEX
391
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
418
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