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The Communistic Societies of the United States

By: Charles Nordhoff

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 215806

ISBN: 0486215806

Condition: 439 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2, 39 illus., paperback, Dover Publications


Virtually every "utopia" in existence as of 1875 is described, with material on social customs, guiding philosophy, food, clothing, attitudes toward sex and more. Primary source for communes, social and sexual odd groups. Basic work in field. 39 illustrations. View more info

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The Ephrata Commune: An Early American Counterculture

By: E. G. Alderfer

Price: $24.95

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press: 1985

Seller ID: 958015

ISBN: 0822958015

Condition: 288 pages, paperback / softcover, University of Pittsburgh Press


E. G. Alderfer has chosen a dramatic story to tell--the founding and subsequent history of Ephrata, a mystical religious community that flourished in eastern Pennsylvania in the mid-eighteenth century.The history of the commune is inseparable from that of its leader, Conrad Beissel, a German Pietist who came to America in 1720 seeking spiritual peace and solitude. When he settled in the virgin forest of Lancaster County, his talents and charisma attraced other German... View more info

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Utopian Communities in America, 1680-1880

By: Mark Holloway

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 215938

ISBN: 0486215938

Condition: 246 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2, 15 illus., paperback, Dover Publications


Nontechnical account of American utopian groups, 1680-1880, Woman in Wilderness, Ephrata, Shakers, New Harmony, many others. 15 illus. View more info