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Without Sin: The Life and Death of the Oneida Community

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Without Sin chronicles the rise and fall of nineteenth-century America's most succesful experiment in Utopian living: New York's Oneida Community (1848-1880). Founded by the charismatic Christian Perfectioniost John Humphrey Noyes, this remarkable society flourished for more than thirty years as a unique world where property was shared, men and women were equals, sex was free and open, work was to be joyous, and pleasure was felt to be "the very business that God set Adam and Eve about."

Synopsis:

Working with the unpublished letters and diaries of Oneida's own members, Klaw has produced a fascinating study of religion, morals, and utopian idealism--"a sympathetic but shrewd account of one of America's most successful--and most sexually obsessed--religious cults" (Geoffrey C. Ward, co-author of The Civil War). 8 pages of photos.

About the Author

Spencer Klaw has written for Esquire, Harper's, American Heritage, and The New York Times Magazine, among other magazines and journals. He is the author of The New Brahmins: Scientific Life in America and The Great American Medicine Show. He lives in Connecticut with his wife, Barbara.

Table of Contents

Without Sin Acknowledgements

List of Illustrations

Without Sin

Notes on Sources

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140239300
Author:
Klaw, Spencer
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
United States - 19th Century/Gilded Age
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Communism & Socialism
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
7.88x5.04x.80 in. .80 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Working with the unpublished letters and diaries of Oneida's own members, Klaw has produced a fascinating study of religion, morals, and utopian idealism--"a sympathetic but shrewd account of one of America's most successful--and most sexually obsessed--religious cults" (Geoffrey C. Ward, co-author of The Civil War). 8 pages of photos.

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