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The Communistic Societies of the United States

The Communistic Societies of the United States

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By: Charles Nordhoff

"...Communism remains loudly but very vaguely spoken of, by friends as well as enemies, and is commonly a word either of terror or of contempt in the public prints." This close-up view of communistic societies of the United States at the end of the 19th century was originally published in 1875. The author travelled south from Maine to Kentucky and west to Oregon searching for a greater understanding of the effects of communal living on the individual. Personal experiences and observations are supplemented by detailed accounts of the many societies he studied including, among others, the Economists, Zoarites, Shakers, the Amana, Oneida, Bethel, Aurora, and Icarian. Nordhoff provides details relating to each society's religious creeds, social practices, and numbers of members, industries, and condition at that time. Author footnotes are included as well as a bibliography and an index. This volume is illustrated with over 35 black & white drawings and maps. Charles Nordhoff, an American journalist, is also the author of America for the Working Men published in 1865.

  • ISBN-13: 9781598382617
  • Page Count: 480
  • Book Height: 8.5 x Width: 1.0625 x Length: 5.5 inches
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