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Utopia drive : a road trip through America's most radical idea, Erik Reece

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Utopia drive : a road trip through America's most radical idea
Title
Utopia drive
Title remainder
a road trip through America's most radical idea
Statement of responsibility
Erik Reece
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "For Erik Reece, life, at last, was good: he was newly married, gainfully employed, living in a creekside cabin in his beloved Kentucky woods. It sounded, as he describes it, "like a country song with a happy ending." And yet he was still haunted by a sense that the world--or, more specifically, his country--could be better. He couldn't ignore his conviction that, in fact, the good ol' USA was in the midst of great social, environmental, and political crises--that for the first time in our history, we were being swept into a future that had no future. Where did we--here, in the land of Jeffersonian optimism and better tomorrows--go wrong? Rather than despair, Reece turned to those who had dared to imagine radically different futures for America. What followed was a giant road trip and research adventure through the sites of America's utopian communities, both historical and contemporary, known and unknown, successful and catastrophic. What he uncovered was not just a series of lost histories and broken visionaries but also a continuing and vital but hidden idealistic tradition in American intellectual history. Utopia Drive is an important and definitive reconstruction of that tradition. It is also, perhaps, a new framework to help us find a genuinely sustainable way forward. "--
  • "Eric Reece, author of Lost Mountain and An American Gospel, traces the history of the utopian movement in America and lays out a radical re-visioning of the future of utopian societies"--
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Reece, Erik
Dewey number
335/.020973
Index
no index present
LC call number
HX653
LC item number
.R44 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Utopian socialism
  • Utopias
  • Communitarianism
  • HISTORY / United States / General
  • HISTORY / United States / 19th Century
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Communitarianism
  • Utopian socialism
  • Utopias
  • Communitarianism
  • Utopian socialism
  • Utopias
  • United States
Label
Utopia drive : a road trip through America's most radical idea, Erik Reece
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-346)
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Nonesuch (Woodford County, Kentucky) -- The new creation (Pleasant Hill, Kentucky) -- Monk's Pond (Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani Monastery: Bardstown, Kentucky) -- A beautiful failure (New Harmony, Indiana) -- A simple act of moral commerce (Cincinnati and Utopia, Ohio) -- How should people live? (Twin Oaks: Louisa, Virginia) -- A clearinghouse for dreams (Utopia Parkway: Queens, New York) -- The Pine Barrens anarchists (Modern Times: Long Island, New York) -- Hunger not to have but to be (Walden Pond: Concord, Massachusetts) -- Some heartbreak, much happiness (Oneida, New York) -- What if? (Niagara Falls, Canada)
Control code
ocn918995045
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
x, 346 pages
Isbn
9780374710750
Lccn
2015041553
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780374106577
  • (OCoLC)918995045
Label
Utopia drive : a road trip through America's most radical idea, Erik Reece
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-346)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Nonesuch (Woodford County, Kentucky) -- The new creation (Pleasant Hill, Kentucky) -- Monk's Pond (Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani Monastery: Bardstown, Kentucky) -- A beautiful failure (New Harmony, Indiana) -- A simple act of moral commerce (Cincinnati and Utopia, Ohio) -- How should people live? (Twin Oaks: Louisa, Virginia) -- A clearinghouse for dreams (Utopia Parkway: Queens, New York) -- The Pine Barrens anarchists (Modern Times: Long Island, New York) -- Hunger not to have but to be (Walden Pond: Concord, Massachusetts) -- Some heartbreak, much happiness (Oneida, New York) -- What if? (Niagara Falls, Canada)
Control code
ocn918995045
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
x, 346 pages
Isbn
9780374710750
Lccn
2015041553
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780374106577
  • (OCoLC)918995045

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