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Experimental Americans : Celo and Utopian community in the twentieth century

Author: George L Hicks
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From colonial times to the present, the United States has been home to a steady stream of utopian experimental communities. In Experimental Americans, George L. Hicks takes us inside one of the longer-lived of such communities, Celo Community in western North Carolina, to explore the dynamics of intentional communities in America.".
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George L Hicks
ISBN: 0252026616 9780252026614
OCLC Number: 45387124
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.

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