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America's communal utopias

Author: Donald E Pitzer
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1997.
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From the Shakers to the Branch Davidians, America's communal utopians have captured the popular imagination. Seventeen original essays here demonstrate the relevance of such groups to the mainstream of American social, religious, and economic life. The contributors examine the beliefs and practices of the most prominent utopian communities founded before 1965, including the long-overlooked Catholic monastic  Read more...
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America's communal utopias.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1997
(DLC) 96010889
(OCoLC)34320548
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Donald E Pitzer
ISBN: 9780807898970 080789897X 9781469604459 1469604450
OCLC Number: 593295722
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 537 pages) : illustrations, maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction / Douglas E. Pitzer --
Communitarian societies in colonial America / Donald F. Durnbaugh --
The Shakers of Mother Ann Lee / Priscilla J. Brewer --
George Rapp's Harmony Society / Karl J.R. Arndt --
The new moral world of Robert Owen and New Harmony / Donald E. Pitzer --
One heart and mind: communal life and values among the Mormons / Dean L. May --
Brook Farm and the Fourierist phalanxes: immediatism, gradualism, and American utopian socialism / Carl J. Guarneri --
The Community of True Inspiration from Germany to Amana Colonies / Jonathan G. Andelson --
Religious orders and monastic communalism in America / Lawrence J. McCrank --
Free love and community: John Humphrey Noyes and the Oneida perfectionists / Lawrence Foster --
An American elysium: the Icarian communities / Robert P. Sutton --
Eric Jansson and the Bishop Hill Colony / Jon Wagner --
Living in the ark: four centuries of Hutterite faith and community / Gertrude E. Huntington --
American Jewish agricultural colonies / Pearl W. Bartelt --
Cyrus Reed Teed and the Koreshan Unity / James E. Landing --
The Theosophical communities and their ideal of universal brotherhood / J. Gordon Melton --
California's socialist utopias / Robert V. Hine --
Father Divine and the Peace Mission / Robert S. Weisbrot --
Appendix: America's communal utopias founded by 1965 / compiled by Donald E. Pitzer --
Bibliographical essay / Donald E. Pitzer.
Responsibility: edited by Donald E. Pitzer ; foreword by Paul S. Boyer.

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The essays are very well written, readable, and colourful contributions to the story of American religion."Journal of Contemporary Religion"

 
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