New PDF release: America's Communal Utopias

By Donald E. Pitzer

ISBN-10: 080782299X

ISBN-13: 9780807822999

ISBN-10: 0807846090

ISBN-13: 9780807846094

From the Shakers to the department Davidians, America's communal utopians have captured the preferred mind's eye. Seventeen unique essays the following show the relevance of such teams to the mainstream of yank social, non secular, and monetary existence. The participants learn the ideals and practices of the main sought after utopian groups based prior to 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 challenge. in accordance with a brand new conceptual framework referred to as developmental communalism, the booklet examines those utopian routine through the process their development--before, in the course of, and after their communal interval. every one bankruptcy encompasses a short chronology, giving uncomplicated information regarding the gang mentioned. An appendix provides the main entire record of yank 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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