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|Material Type:||Government publication, State or province government publication|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
George L Hicks
|Description:||x, 272 p. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Culture and Utopian Americans --
Utopian problems and explanations --
Utopia in the Great Depression --
A New Deal Utopian --
The seedman's new crop --
Bloom and harvest --
Constructing agreement --
Consensus : recruits and defectors --
Defining Utopia : Celo and its neighbors --
Utopian outcomes : development and change --
Conclusion : Americans and Utopians.
|Responsibility:||George L. Hicks.|
"Founded in 1937 by Arthur Morgan, first chairman of the Tennessee Valley Authority, Celo (pronounced see-lo) established its own rules of land tenure and taxation, conducted its internal business by consensus and did not require its members to accept any particular ideology or religious creed. Drawing on extensive fieldwork in Celo and among its local neighbors, consultation of Celo's documentary records, and interviews with ex-members, Hicks traces the Community's ups and downs.
Attacked for its opposition to World War II, Celo was revived by pacifists released from prisons and Civilian Public Service camps after the war; debilitated in the 1950s by bitter feuds with ex-members, it was buoyed up in the 1960s by the radical enthusiasm of new currents in the nation."--BOOK JACKET.