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The Promise of Paradise: Utopian Communities in British Columbia

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The West has long attracted visionaries and schemers from around the world. And no other region in North America can outstrip British Columbia for the number of utopian or intentional settlement attempts in the past 150 years. Andrew Scott delves into the dramatic stories of these fascinating, but often doomed, communities.


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Paperback, Expanded Second Edition, 272 pages
Published March 25th 2017 by Harbour Publishing (first published 1997)
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Anne Russell
As a lifelong British Columbian I've always been intrigued by the legends of communes, attempts at utopia, and other intentional communities I've heard about growing up. Andrew Scott investigates more than a dozen of them for us, from Brother XII on Decoursey Island to the Emissaries, the Doukhobors, and the Finns at Sointula. Entertaining and enlightening read.
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Entertaining , articulate overview.
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