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The Resource Oneida : from free love Utopia to the well-set table-- an American story, Ellen Wayland-Smith

Oneida : from free love Utopia to the well-set table-- an American story, Ellen Wayland-Smith

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Oneida : from free love Utopia to the well-set table-- an American story
Title
Oneida
Title remainder
from free love Utopia to the well-set table-- an American story
Statement of responsibility
Ellen Wayland-Smith
Title variation
From free love Utopia to the well-set table-- an American story
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Amidst the religious fervor of the Second Great Awakening, John Humphrey Noyes, a spirited but socially awkward young man, attracted a group of devoted followers with his fiery sermons about creating Jesus'' millennial kingdom here on earth. Noyes and his followers built a large communal house in rural New York where they engaged in what Noyes called "complex marriage," an elaborate system of free love where sexual relations with multiple partners was encouraged. Noyes was eventually inspired to institute a program of eugenics, known as "stirpiculture," to breed a new generation of Oneidans from the best members of the Community--many fathered by him. When Noyes died in 1886, the Community disavowed Noyes' disreputable sexual theories and embraced their thriving business of flatware. Oneida Community, Limited would go on to become one of the nation's leading manufacturers of silverware, and their brand a coveted mark of middle-class respectability in pre- and post-WWII America. Told by a descendant of one of the Community's original families, Oneida is a captivating story that straddles two centuries to reveal how a radical, free-love sect, turning its back on its own ideals, transformed into a purveyor of the white picket fence American dream. - For readers of Jill Lepore, Joseph J. Ellis, and Greg Grandin"--
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1966-
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Wayland-Smith, Ellen.
Dewey number
307.7709747/64
Index
no index present
LC call number
HX656.O5
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Noyes, John Humphrey
  • Oneida, ltd.
  • Oneida Community
  • Social reformers
  • Collective settlements
  • Free love
  • Silver flatware
  • Tableware
Label
Oneida : from free love Utopia to the well-set table-- an American story, Ellen Wayland-Smith
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781250043108
Lccn
2016019004
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
64908F21-ADE3-441E-8D2D-9C5D10767565
System control number
  • 2125601
  • (OCoLC)948670098
  • (OCoLC)ocn948670098
  • 2125601
Label
Oneida : from free love Utopia to the well-set table-- an American story, Ellen Wayland-Smith
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781250043108
Lccn
2016019004
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
64908F21-ADE3-441E-8D2D-9C5D10767565
System control number
  • 2125601
  • (OCoLC)948670098
  • (OCoLC)ocn948670098
  • 2125601

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