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The communitarian moment : the radical challenge of the Northampton Association, Christopher Clark

Label
The communitarian moment : the radical challenge of the Northampton Association
Title
The communitarian moment
Title remainder
the radical challenge of the Northampton Association
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Clark
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1842 a group of radical abolitionists formed a community in Northampton, Massachusetts, in order to pioneer "a better and purer state of society." Calling themselves the Northampton Association of Education and Industry, they envisioned a world free of poverty and inequality, religious intolerance, slavery and racial injustice. In telling the fascinating and little-known history of the Association, Christopher Clark offers insights into the "communitarian moment" of the 1840s which saw the establishment of dozens of utopian communities by Americans determined to challenge the tenets of their society."--BOOK JACKET. "The Northampton community was home to almost two hundred and fifty men, women, and children during its four and a half years of existence. The membership comprised an unusual collection of individuals, among them small manufacturers, abolitionist lecturers, teachers, craftsmen, laborers, and former slaves, including Sojourner Truth. Offering biographical sketches of a variety of intriguing characters, Clark describes the inhabitants' daily routines, their struggle to support themselves through the production of silk, the roles of men and women, and tensions among members of different cultural backgrounds. Finally, he looks at the reasons for the closing of the community and follows the lives of its members, recounting the subsequent softening of their political convictions."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clark, Christopher
Dewey number
335
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Northampton Association of Education and Industry
  • Collective settlements
  • Utopian socialism
  • Abolitionists
  • Capitalism
  • Communitarianism
  • United States
  • Northampton Association of Education and Industry
Label
The communitarian moment : the radical challenge of the Northampton Association, Christopher Clark
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-262) 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
Control code
ocm31737878
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 269 pages
Isbn
9780801480126
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
94046310
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)31737878
Label
The communitarian moment : the radical challenge of the Northampton Association, Christopher Clark
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-262) 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
Control code
ocm31737878
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 269 pages
Isbn
9780801480126
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
94046310
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)31737878

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