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Paradise Now by Chris Jennings
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it was amazing

I've read only 2 other books on this topic, but I'm gonna go out on a limb and say this is the definitive account of 19th-century American Utopian communities. There is an abundance of detail to enliven the narrative. Where else could you learn about the fashion choices at Brook Farm or recreational pursuits at the Oneida community? (Spoiler alert: croquet!) Although all of the Utopian communities ultimately failed, there are lessons we can still learn from them. This book helps to keep these lessons alive.

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Reading Progress

October 15, 2016 – Shelved
October 15, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
September 5, 2017 – Started Reading
September 27, 2017 – Finished Reading

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