Synopses & Reviews
Spanning American history from the 17th century to the present, Worlds Apart looks at the fascinating stories behind twenty communities that were created around principles and ideals that were somehow at odds with the rest of society. Beginning with a Dutch colony in Delaware that outlawed slavery in the 1660s and ending with the 20-year-old Florida community first dreamed up by Walt Disney, Worlds Apart describes the men and women behind these would-be utopias and explores where these experiments succeeded and how they ultimately failed. Enriched by historical and contemporary images and maps, the book offers an incredible portrait of American ideals.
About the Author
Abby Nolan is a writer specializing in pop culture, American history, and childrenandrsquo;s books. She is the author of Rock and Roll Road Trip (1992) and has written for such publications as the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Village Voice, Slate, The American Prospect, Booklist, and Rolling Stone. Since 2008, she has reviewed nonfiction childrenandrsquo;s books on a monthly basis for The Washington Post.