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|Material Type:||Thesis/dissertation, Manuscript|
|Document Type:||Book, Archival Material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Peter Andrew Hoehnle
|Description:||184 leaves : illustrations ; 29 cm|
|Other Titles:||Reorganization of the Amana Society, 1931-1933|
|Responsibility:||by Peter Andrew Hoehnle.|
The social and economic pressures which led to the reorganization of the Amana Society are highlighted, as is the process by which the Society developed a plan for reorganization, and the manner in which Amana residents prepared to adjust to life in a capitalist society. A detailed analysis of the ballots used by members to vote on reorganization highlights voting patterns among the members, and a summary of the activities of the reorganization committee provides insight into the various controversies, and their resolutions, which occurred during the process of reorganization. Special emphasis is given to the role of women in the reorganization process, and to the adjustments residents made in their work and social patterns once the communal system had been abandoned.