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From the Shakers to the department Davidians, America's communal utopians have captured the preferred mind's eye. Seventeen unique essays the following exhibit the relevance of such teams to the mainstream of yank social, non secular, and monetary lifestyles. The participants study the ideals and practices of the main favourite 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 challenge. in accordance with a brand new conceptual framework often called developmental communalism, the ebook examines those utopian routine in the course of the process their development--before, in the course of, and after their communal interval. every one bankruptcy incorporates a short chronology, giving simple information regarding the crowd mentioned. An appendix offers the main entire checklist 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. may well, Lawrence J. McCrank, J. Gordon Melton, Donald E. Pitzer, Robert P. Sutton, Jon Wagner, and Robert S. Weisbrot.

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