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An Icarian Communist in Nauvoo

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Illinois State Historical Society Pamphlet series
First published in 1917 under title: Communism History of the Experiment at Nauvoo of the Icarian settlement.
Includes Genealogical history of the Vallet family; & a story, A man: or the shoemaker & the viscountess from the Emile Vallet scrapbook; & 5 letters by Vallet, 1st published in the Weekly Gate City (Keoku
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Paperback, 80 pages
Published June 1st 1971 by Illinois State Historical Society (Springfield) (first published 1917)
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This appears to be the extant work of one Emile Vallet, a progressive, working class Frenchman who came over to the USA in the mid-19th century to join the Icarian community in Nauvoo, Illinois. It contains not only his analysis of the breakdown in that experiment, but also his history of his family and an assortment of shorter essays and letters to the editor written while, later, he lived across the Mississippi in Keokuk, Iowa. As a whole, this assemblage of materials gives a real sense of the ...more
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