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Title:
Women, family, and utopia : communal experiments of the Shakers, the Oneida Community, and the Mormons
Author:
Foster, Lawrence, 1947-
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 1991.
Physical Description:
xx, 353 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Religion, sexuality, and women's roles : alternative family and sexual systems in nineteenth-century America -- Celibacy and feminism : the Shakers and equality for women -- Shaker spiritualism and Salem witchcraft : social perspectives on trance and possession phenomena -- Had prophecy failed? : contrasting views of the Millerites and Shakers -- The psychology of free love : sexuality in the Oneida Community -- Free love and feminism : John Humphrey Noyes and the Oneida Community -- The rise and fall of utopia : the Oneida Community crises of 1852 and 1879 --

Between two worlds : plural marriage and the experiences of Mormon women in Illinois during the early 1840s -- James J. Strang : the prophet who failed -- Polygamy and the frontier : Mormon women in early Utah -- From activism to domesticity : the changing role of Mormon women in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries -- A "permanent revolution"? : reflections on the prospects for radical social change.
Reading Level:
1640 Lexile.
ISBN:
9780815625353

9780815625346
Format :
Book

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