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Paradise Now: The Story of American Utopianism
Sep 27, 2017
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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