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The Resource Oneida : from free love Utopia to the well-set table, Ellen Wayland-Smith

Oneida : from free love Utopia to the well-set table, Ellen Wayland-Smith

Label
Oneida : from free love Utopia to the well-set table
Title
Oneida
Title remainder
from free love Utopia to the well-set table
Statement of responsibility
Ellen Wayland-Smith
Title variation
From free love Utopia to the well-set table
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Amidst the religious fervor of the Second Great Awakening, John Humphrey Noyes, a spirited but socially awkward young man, attracted a group of devoted followers with his fiery sermons about creating Jesus'' millennial kingdom here on earth. Noyes and his followers built a large communal house in rural New York where they engaged in what Noyes called "complex marriage," an elaborate system of free love where sexual relations with multiple partners was encouraged. Noyes was eventually inspired to institute a program of eugenics, known as "stirpiculture," to breed a new generation of Oneidans from the best members of the Community--many fathered by him. When Noyes died in 1886, the Community disavowed Noyes' disreputable sexual theories and embraced their thriving business of flatware. Oneida Community, Limited would go on to become one of the nation's leading manufacturers of silverware, and their brand a coveted mark of middle-class respectability in pre- and post-WWII America. Told by a descendant of one of the Community's original families, Oneida is a captivating story that straddles two centuries to reveal how a radical, free-love sect, turning its back on its own ideals, transformed into a purveyor of the white picket fence American dream. - For readers of Jill Lepore, Joseph J. Ellis, and Greg Grandin"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
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1966-
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Wayland-Smith, Ellen
Dewey number
307.7709747/64
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HX656.O5
LC item number
W39 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Oneida, ltd.
  • Oneida Community
  • Noyes, John Humphrey
  • Social reformers
  • Collective settlements
  • Free love
  • Silver flatware
  • Tableware
  • Noyes, John Humphrey
  • Oneida Community
  • Oneida, ltd
  • HISTORY / United States / 19th Century
  • HISTORY / United States / State & Local / New England (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT)
  • Collective settlements
  • Free love
  • Silver flatware
  • Social reformers
  • Tableware
  • New York (State)
  • United States
Label
Oneida : from free love Utopia to the well-set table, Ellen Wayland-Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-294) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A minister is born -- Noyes in the underworld -- New Jerusalem (in Vermont) -- Electric sex, or, How to live forever -- Marriage grows complex -- The machine in the garden -- Sticky love -- Brave new world -- Twilight of the gods -- Things fall apart -- Selling silver -- Survival of the fittest -- "The strike of a sex" -- "Back home for keeps" -- The burning
Control code
918994596
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
310 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250043085
Lccn
2015044336
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026038387
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)918994596
Label
Oneida : from free love Utopia to the well-set table, Ellen Wayland-Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-294) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A minister is born -- Noyes in the underworld -- New Jerusalem (in Vermont) -- Electric sex, or, How to live forever -- Marriage grows complex -- The machine in the garden -- Sticky love -- Brave new world -- Twilight of the gods -- Things fall apart -- Selling silver -- Survival of the fittest -- "The strike of a sex" -- "Back home for keeps" -- The burning
Control code
918994596
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
310 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250043085
Lccn
2015044336
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026038387
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)918994596

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