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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Latham, J. E. M., 1928-
Search for a new Eden.
Madison : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; London ; Cranbury, NJ : Associated University Presses, c1999
|Named Person:||James Pierrepont Greaves; James Pierrepont Greaves|
|Material Type:||Biography, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
J E M Latham
|Description:||292 p. : port. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||James Pierrepont Greaves: the call to seriousness --
James Pierrepont Greaves: the spirit's work --
James Pierrepont Greaves: towards sacred socialism --
James Pierrepont Greaves: the sage of Burton Street --
Sophia Chichester: sugar and slavery --
Sophia Chichester: together at Ebworth Park --
Sophia Chichester: Richard Carlile and the crisis of 1839 --
Sophia Chichester: the day of bright activities is passed --
Alcott House: the Concordium or harmonious industrial college --
Alcott House: physical puritanism --
Alcott House: the school --
Alcott House: Bronson Alcott comes home --
Alcott House: a new Eden in the new world --
Alcott House: the vision fades.
"Though Greaves' most persevering followers were from the merchant class, he was supported by members of the upper class, among them Sophia Chichester, widow of a major landowner and cousin of the Ansons of Shugborough. The support she and her sister gave to Greaves is a unique case of upper-class female radicalism in early Victorian England. The account here of the sisters' unorthodox political and religious activities is an important contribution to feminist studies."--BOOK JACKET. "The story of Greaves and Alcott House is set in the wider context of contemporary efforts to sustain ideal communities in Britain and America."--BOOK JACKET.