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By Donald E. Pitzer

From the Shakers to the department Davidians, America's communal utopians have captured the preferred mind's eye. Seventeen unique essays right here display the relevance of such teams to the mainstream of yank social, spiritual, and financial lifestyles. The participants study the ideals and practices of the main admired utopian groups based ahead of 1965, together with the long-overlooked Catholic monastic groups and Jewish agricultural colonies. additionally featured are the Ephrata Baptists, Moravians, Shakers, Harmonists, Hutterites, Inspirationists of Amana, Mormons, Owenites, Fourierists, Icarians, Janssonists, Theosophists, Cyrus Teed's Koreshans, and Father Divine's Peace undertaking. according to a brand new conceptual framework referred to as developmental communalism, the ebook examines those utopian events through the process their development--before, in the course of, and after their communal interval. each one bankruptcy contains a short chronology, giving easy information regarding the gang mentioned. An appendix offers the main entire record of yankee utopian groups ever released. The members are Jonathan G. Andelson, Karl J. R. Arndt, Pearl W. Bartelt, Priscilla J. Brewer, Donald F. Durnbaugh, Lawrence Foster, Carl J. Guarneri, Robert V. Hine, Gertrude E. Huntington, James E. touchdown, Dean L. could, Lawrence J. McCrank, J. Gordon Melton, Donald E. Pitzer, Robert P. Sutton, Jon Wagner, and Robert S. Weisbrot.

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