Subject Area

History

Description

Historians often define the utopian communities of the nineteenth century as those that tried to alienate themselves from their contemporaries in thought. However, a spectrum of these communities developed with a more ordinary worldview. Specifically, a community called Hopedale tried to balance elements of mainstream New England society with those of its “Christian socialist” leader, Adin Ballou. By looking at the community’s day-to-day life, this equilibrium becomes clear.

Publisher

Providence College

Academic Year

2009-2010

Date

Fall 2009

Type

Article

Format

Text

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Language

English

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