All Things New

All Things New : American Communes and Utopian Movements, 1860-1914

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From the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries America has been both a haven for utopian dreamers and a fertile ground for experiments in community. Closely examining the decades from the Civil War to World War I, Robert S. Fogarty provides the first comprehensive study of a neglected chapter in the history of American utopian and communal more

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  • Paperback | 314 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.1 x 25.4mm | 408.24g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • bibliography, index
  • 0739105205
  • 9780739105207

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In this book Robert Fogarty, a distinguished student of American communal groups, offers a rich series of narrative tours of an important, yet neglected, era in our communal history. Reading these pages is like watching clusters of undulating historical mirrors. At times the actors and actresses reflect fascinating but distroted images of their period. Then, from a slightly different angle, we see that the images can teach us much about how Americans were reacting to some confusing transformations that still affect us today. -- Kenneth Roemer, University of Texas, Arlingtonshow more

About Robert S. Fogarty

Robert S. Fogarty is professor of history at Antioch College and editor of the The Antioch Review. A leading authority on American communes, he is the author of Dictionary of American Communal and Utopian History and The Righteous Remnant: The House of David, and the editor of The American Utopian Adventure (a nineteen-volume series).show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Foreword: All Together Now Chapter 2 "Enclaves of Difference": The Communal Pattern Chapter 3 "Behold a White Horse": Visions and Journeys Chapter 4 "Hard Times":Common Land And Common Labor Chapter 5 "New Movements": Missions or Retreats? Chapter 6 "The New Altruistic Leviathan": Conclusionshow more

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