Communitarian Moment / Edition 1

Communitarian Moment / Edition 1

by Christopher Clark
     
 

In 1842 a group of communitarians established the Northampton Association of Education and Industry, a utopian enclave in Massachusetts. In its four and a half years the community experimented with racial and gender equality, new industries, and the radical idea of living for a common cause. Clark (U. of Warwick) examines newly rediscovered records and letters left by… See more details below

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In 1842 a group of communitarians established the Northampton Association of Education and Industry, a utopian enclave in Massachusetts. In its four and a half years the community experimented with racial and gender equality, new industries, and the radical idea of living for a common cause. Clark (U. of Warwick) examines newly rediscovered records and letters left by the association. He also reviews the reactions of those outside the community, who disagreed with the Northampton Association's concept of what constituted a model for a better world. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558494169
Publisher:
University of Massachusetts Press
Publication date:
11/10/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrationsix
Prefacexi
1"One Common Enterprise"1
2Founders, Origins, and Contexts15
3"They Will Soon Convince the World": Shelter, Base, and Mission56
4"To Live in the Common Cause": Life in Community98
5The Business of Utopia: Output, Silk, and Debt135
6"Too Despotic Power": Members and Leaders163
7From Community to Factory Village183
8The Communitarian Moment220
Abbreviations Used in the Notes225
Notes226
Index263

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