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Back from the land : how young Americans went to nature in the 1970s, and why they came back

Author: Eleanor Agnew
Publisher: Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, 2004.
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Recounts the back-to-the-land experiences of the idealists of the 1970s whose attempts to find a simpler life often led to disillusion and an eventual return to a middle-class lifestyle.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Agnew, Eleanor.
Back from the land.
Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, 2004
(OCoLC)652387474
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eleanor Agnew
ISBN: 1566635802 9781566635806
OCLC Number: 54816995
Description: xi, 274 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The lure of back to the land --
Early days in a technology-free zone --
The height of happiness --
Getting close to nature and natural processes --
Not-so-genteel poverty --
Generating cash flow --
Staying healthy, and paying for it --
Relationships : friends, lovers, family, community --
Turning points --
Finding a niche in the mainstream --
Lessons and legacies.
Responsibility: Eleanor Agnew.

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When Eleanor Agnew and her family moved to the Maine woods in 1975, visionaries by the millions were moving back to the land in order to disconnect from the supposedly deleterious influences of  Read more...

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Interesting for anyone who has fantasized about country life. Baltimore City Paper Back from the Land ... details these visionaries and their movement... Provides an excellent survey. Midwest Book Read more...

 
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