The Communistic Societies of the United States

Charles Nordhoff

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The Communistic Societies of the United States is a book by American journalist Charles Nordhoff, first published in 1875. One of the most important works on the sociology of communes - Nordhoff studied and toured all of the major utopian communities, including the Shakers, the Amana Colony, the Perfectionists, the Icarians, and others. The United States has a long history of people seeking to create a perfect society. One of the most persistent themes in American history is the urge to return to the land and live a simpler life. In the mid-19th century, this desire led to a huge communal living movement. These utopian communities were diverse in their beliefs and practices, but they all shared a common goal: to create a society that was more just, equitable, and harmonious than the one they had left behind. Some of these communities were religious in nature, while others were secular. Some were based on the principles of socialism or communism, while others were more individualistic. The Communistic Societies of the United States provides a wealth of information on these communities, including their religious beliefs, poetry, architecture, internal politics, living arrangements, and sexual practices.

This book has 129,954 words, 215 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1875.

Production notes: This ebook of The Communistic Societies of the United States was published by Global Grey on the 11th July 2023. The artwork used for the cover is 'Breton Woman with a Basket' by John Singer Sargent.

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