H-Communal Societies is concerned with topics related to intentional communities, including the academic study of communities, participation and membership in them, and curatorship and other activities related to the preservation of historic communal sites and artifacts.

Recent Content

Author: 
Catherine M. Rokicky
Reviewer: 
Donald E. Pitzer

Pitzer on Rokicky, 'Creating A Perfect World: Religious and Secular Utopias in Nineteenth-Century Ohio'


Catherine M. Rokicky. Creating A Perfect World: Religious and Secular Utopias in Nineteenth-Century Ohio. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2002. Ix + 181pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8214-1439-2.

Reviewed by Donald E. Pitzer (University of Southern Indiana)
Published on H-Communal-Societies (December, 2002)

Ohio's Nineteenth-Century Communal Utopias

Author: 
Robert S. Fogarty
Reviewer: 
Etta Madden

Madden on Fogarty, 'Desire and Duty at Oneida: Tirzah Miller's Intimate Memoir'


Robert S. Fogarty. Desire and Duty at Oneida: Tirzah Miller's Intimate Memoir. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2000. xiv + 204 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-33693-4.

Reviewed by Etta Madden (Department of English, Southwest Missouri State University)
Published on H-Communal-Societies (October, 2002)

Revisiting

Author: 
Elizabeth A. De Wolfe
Reviewer: 
Suzanne R. Thurman

Thurman on Wolfe, 'Shaking the Faith: Women, Family, and Mary Marshall Dyer's Anti-Shaker Campaign, 1815-1867'


Elizabeth A. De Wolfe. Shaking the Faith: Women, Family, and Mary Marshall Dyer's Anti-Shaker Campaign, 1815-1867. New York and Basingstoke, England: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002. xiv + 233 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-312-29503-5.

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Thurman (Department of History, University of Alabama-Huntsville)
Published on H-Communal-Societies (September, 2002)

Author: 
Suzanne R. Thurman
Reviewer: 
Margaret Puskar-Pasewicz

Puskar-Pasewicz on Thurman, '"O Sisters Ain't You Happy": Gender, Family, and Community among the Harvard and Shirley Shakers, 1781-1918'


Suzanne R. Thurman. "O Sisters Ain't You Happy": Gender, Family, and Community among the Harvard and Shirley Shakers, 1781-1918. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2002. 262 S. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8156-2906-1.

Reviewed by Margaret Puskar-Pasewicz (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Published on H-Communal-Societies (August, 2002)

Author: 
Sisters Michigan, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Monroe;
Reviewer: 
Wendy E. Chmielewski

Chmielewski on Michigan and Mary and Monroe and , 'Building Sisterhood: A Feminist History of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary'


Sisters Michigan, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Monroe;. Building Sisterhood: A Feminist History of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Women and Gender in North American Religions. Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press, 1997. xxiv + 392 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8156-2741-8; $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8156-2737-1.

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