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By Donald E. Pitzer

From the Shakers to the department Davidians, America's communal utopians have captured the preferred mind's eye. Seventeen unique essays the following reveal the relevance of such teams to the mainstream of yank social, spiritual, and fiscal lifestyles. The individuals learn the ideals and practices of the main well known utopian groups based sooner than 1965, together with the long-overlooked Catholic monastic groups and Jewish agricultural colonies. additionally featured are the Ephrata Baptists, Moravians, Shakers, Harmonists, Hutterites, Inspirationists of Amana, Mormons, Owenites, Fourierists, Icarians, Janssonists, Theosophists, Cyrus Teed's Koreshans, and Father Divine's Peace project. according to a brand new conceptual framework often called developmental communalism, the ebook examines those utopian routine in the course of the process their development--before, in the course of, and after their communal interval. every one bankruptcy contains a short chronology, giving simple information regarding the gang mentioned. An appendix provides the main entire checklist of yankee utopian groups ever released. The individuals are Jonathan G. Andelson, Karl J. R. Arndt, Pearl W. Bartelt, Priscilla J. Brewer, Donald F. Durnbaugh, Lawrence Foster, Carl J. Guarneri, Robert V. Hine, Gertrude E. Huntington, James E. touchdown, Dean L. may well, Lawrence J. McCrank, J. Gordon Melton, Donald E. Pitzer, Robert P. Sutton, Jon Wagner, and Robert S. Weisbrot.

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