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The Angel and the Serpent: The Story of New Harmony

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"The Angel and the Serpent is a book which combines scholarship and literary grace, and which recreates for us both the world of the Rappites and the Owenites." --Henry Steele Commager, The New York Times Book Review

Here is the story of George Rapp's German Harmonists and Robert Owen's Idealists--the two vastly different communities that shaped the history of New Harmony,
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Paperback, 276 pages
Published April 1st 1984 by Indiana University Press
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Shazza Maddog
Jun 28, 2016 rated it liked it
Growing up in southwestern Indiana, I had heard of New Harmony, but only visited there once as a very young child (and the only reason I remember it was it had been a Girl Scout trip, and we ran through the labyrinth). Going back there as an adult, I fell in love, as the town feels much like the place of my heart, Cassadaga, Florida, except much more of an artist's community.

This novel explains how New Harmony came to be, from Rapp's belief of a better world for his fellow Germans to Owen's des
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