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The Angel and the Serpent: The Story of New Harmony (Midland Bks: No. 326)

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Here is the story of George Rapp's German Harmonists and Robert Owen's Idealists — the two vastly different communities that shaped the history of New Harmony, Indiana. Both the Rappites and the Owenites came to New Harmony to conduct communal living experiments — Rapp expecting the millennium; Owen believing he had brought the millennium with him. Although the two men were motivated by different ideas, they shared the same goal: to see their people live together in happiness and peace. Their two experiments are probably the best known and most interesting efforts at establishing alternate or Utopian communities in America.

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"The Angel and the Serpent is a book which combines scholarship and literary grace, and which recreates for us both the world of the Rappites and the Owenites." --Henry Steele Commager, The New York Times Book Review

Here is the story of George Rapp's German Harmonists and Robert Owen's Idealists--the two vastly different communities that shaped the history of New Harmony, Indiana Both the Rappites and the Owenites came to New Harmony to conduct communal living experiments--Rapp expecting the millennium; Owen believing he had brought the millennium with him.

About the Author

William E. Wilson (1906-1988) was a professor of English at Indiana University and the author of numerous books and articles as well as a beloved teacher. The Angel and the Serpent was one of his best known works.

Table of Contents

Preface

Part One: Harmonie

Part Two: The Community of Equality

Part Three: And After

Appendix A: The Memorial of George Rapp and the Harmony Society, 1806

Appendix B: The Second Harmonist Contract, 1821

Selected Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253203267
Author:
Wilson, William E.
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
New harmony, indiana
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Americana-General
Subject:
General Religion
Subject:
American Studies; Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century; History; New Religious Movements; Religion
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
Midland Books
Publication Date:
19840431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
53 bandw photos
Pages:
276
Dimensions:
9.26 x 6.06 x 0.73 in

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"Synopsis" by , "The Angel and the Serpent is a book which combines scholarship and literary grace, and which recreates for us both the world of the Rappites and the Owenites." --Henry Steele Commager, The New York Times Book Review

Here is the story of George Rapp's German Harmonists and Robert Owen's Idealists--the two vastly different communities that shaped the history of New Harmony, Indiana Both the Rappites and the Owenites came to New Harmony to conduct communal living experiments--Rapp expecting the millennium; Owen believing he had brought the millennium with him.

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