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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, Indiana. Both the Rappites and the Owenites came to New Harmony to conduct communal living experiments - Rapp expecting the millennium; Owen believing he had brought the millennium with him. Although the two men were motivated by different ideas, they shared the same goal: to see their people live together in happiness and peace. Their two experiments are probably the best known and most interesting efforts at establishing alternate or Utopian communities in America.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780253203267
ISBN-10: 0253203260
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Pages: 276
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-1984
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - William E. Wilson

William E. Wilson (1906-1988) was a professor of English at Indiana University and the author of numerous books and articles as well as a beloved teacher. The Angel and the Serpent was one of his best known works.