The Utopian Dream in Europe and America
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Icariens by Robert P. Sutton
Book DescriptionThis is the first complete account of the epic tale of the Icarians and their dream of creating a perfect society without money or property. Robert P. Sutton analyzes the origins of Icarianism in the milieu of French politics in the 1840s, discusses its founder Etienne Cabet, and traces the eventual creation of six communal societies in Illinois, Iowa, and California between 1848 and 1898. Les Icariens is a fascinating amalgam of biography, a history of French Socialism, and the story of one of the longest-lived secular communal experiments in America.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780252020674
(237mm x 163mm x 23mm)
Imprint: University of Illinois Press
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1994
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Robert P. Sutton
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Offers an overview of 19th century utopian communities in the heartland from the first Shaker village near Dayton, Ohio, built in 1807, to the 1903 incorporation and ensuing stormy history of The House of David in Benton Harbor, Michigan.
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