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The Palgrave Companion to North American Utopias

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The Palgrave Companion to North American Utopias by Friesen, John W.; Friesen, Virginia Lyons, 9781137306401
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  • ISBN: 9781137306401 | 1137306408
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/28/2013
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What is utopia? Why are communes created? Where are they, and what do they promote? The Palgrave Companion to North American Utopiasis a fascinating catalog of utopian societies and communes from past to present. From the Shakers to the Mormons to the Raelians and the Hutterites, the quest for a utopian lifestyle has been a human endeavor since the beginning of time. In this intriguing guide, North American utopian communities are explored by John and Virginia Friesen with a view to a new social system for the twenty-first century. The authors assert that the formation of a utopian society is feasible, and give examples of how to create one. This is a smart, clever, and unique reference for all who are curious to know more about utopian communities.

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