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The Resource Oneida utopia : a community searching for human happiness and prosperity, Anthony Wonderley

Oneida utopia : a community searching for human happiness and prosperity, Anthony Wonderley

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Oneida utopia : a community searching for human happiness and prosperity
Title
Oneida utopia
Title remainder
a community searching for human happiness and prosperity
Statement of responsibility
Anthony Wonderley
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A fresh and holistic treatment of a long-standing social experiment born of revival fervor and communitarian enthusiasm. The Oneida Community of upstate New York was dedicated to living as one family and to the sharing of all property, work, and love. Anthony Wonderley is a sensitive guide to the things and settings of Oneida life from its basis in John H. Noyes's complicated theology, through experiments in free love and gender equality, to the moment when the commune transformed itself into an industrial enterprise based on the production of silverware. Rather than drawing a sharp boundary between spiritual concerns and worldly matters, Wonderley argues that commune and company together comprise a century-long narrative of economic success, innovative thinking, and abiding concern for the welfare of others. Oneida Utopia seamlessly combines the evidence of social life and intellectual endeavor with the testimony of built environment and material culture. Wonderley shares with readers his intimate knowledge of evidence from the Oneida Community: maps and photographs, quilts and furniture, domestic objects and industrial products, and the biggest artifact of all, their communal home. Wonderley also takes a novel approach to the thought of the commune's founder, examining individually and in context Noyes's reactions to interests and passions of the day, including revivalism, millennialism, utopianism, and spiritualism"--
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NIC/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wonderley, Anthony Wayne
Dewey number
307.7709747/64
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HX656.O5
LC item number
W59 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Oneida Community
  • Noyes, John Humphrey
  • Collective settlements
  • Utopian socialism
  • Noyes, John Humphrey
  • Oneida Community
  • Collective settlements
  • Utopian socialism
  • New York (State)
Label
Oneida utopia : a community searching for human happiness and prosperity, Anthony Wonderley
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction: A good story told truly -- Perfectionism -- Putney -- Oneida birthed and left behind -- Creating a community -- Gender and sex -- Buildings, landscapes, and traps -- Industrialization -- Breakup -- A silverware company -- Welfare capitalism -- Conclusion: Looking backward
Control code
980687494
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 269 pages
Isbn
9781501702709
Lccn
2017025823
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)980687494
Label
Oneida utopia : a community searching for human happiness and prosperity, Anthony Wonderley
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction: A good story told truly -- Perfectionism -- Putney -- Oneida birthed and left behind -- Creating a community -- Gender and sex -- Buildings, landscapes, and traps -- Industrialization -- Breakup -- A silverware company -- Welfare capitalism -- Conclusion: Looking backward
Control code
980687494
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 269 pages
Isbn
9781501702709
Lccn
2017025823
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)980687494

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