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The Palgrave companion to North American utopias

Author: John W Friesen; Virginia Agnes Lyons Friesen
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The Palgrave Companion to North American Utopias is an examination of utopian societies, past and present, ranging from New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania to the Oregon coast and Western Canada. In this comprehensive history, we are introduced to visionary leaders and communities from the eighteenth century to today, ranging from the well-known Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormon faith, to the Ananda Cooperative  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John W Friesen; Virginia Agnes Lyons Friesen
ISBN: 1403963991 9781403963994
OCLC Number: 52937586
Description: 274 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The concept of utopia --
The need for utopia --
Non-communal utopias --
Religious communes --
Economic-oriented communes --
The Harmonists: an economic-religious model --
Unorthodox communes --
Twentieth-century communes --
Hutterite communalism --
Towards a model for utopia.
Responsibility: John W. Friesen, Virginia Lyons Friesen.
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"The Palgrave Companion to North American Utopias is an examination of utopian societies, past and present, ranging from New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania to the Oregon coast and Western Canada. In this comprehensive history, we are introduced to visionary leaders and communities from the eighteenth century to today, ranging from the well-known Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormon faith, to the Ananda Cooperative Village of the Sierra Nevada."--Jacket.

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