Seas of lemonade, four simultaneous lovers for every woman, and perfectly formulated communities of 810 men and 810 women. Charles Fourier was an idealist, who believed Perfect Harmony could be achieved, if only we better engineered our society. Join Averill, Sarah, and Marissa as they discuss the utopian movements of the 19th century in the U.S., the final installment of our American Second Great Awakening series.
Show Notes and Further Reading
“The Amana Colonies.” Origin of the Amana
Benedict, Philip. Christ’s Churches Purely Reformed: a Social History of Calvinism. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002.
Burden, Tom. “Utopia.” The Blackwell Dictionary of Modern Social Thought. Blackwell Publishing, 2002.
Delano, Sterling F. Brook Farm: The Dark Side of Utopia. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2009.
French, David G and Elena French. Working Communally: Patterns and Possibilities. Russell Sage Foundation, 1975.
Gordon, Jessica. “Transcendental Idea: Social Reform.” American Transcendentalism Web
Hansan, J. “The Amana Colonies: A Utopian Community.” The Social Welfare History Project
Hill, Christopher. The World Turned Upside Down; Radical Ideas During the English Revolution. New York: Viking Press, 1972.
Jennings, Chris. Paradise Now: The Story of American Utopianism. Random House Publishing, 2016.
Noyes, George Wallingford and Lawrence Foster. Free Love in Utopia: John Humphrey Noyes and the Origin of the Oneida Community. Urbana: University of Chicago Press, 2001.
Weishaupt, Adam. The Illuminati Phalanx. Lulu Press, 2013.
Whitney, Terri. “Hawthorne at Brooke Farm.” Hawthorne in Salem