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Author Foster, Lawrence, 1947-
Title Women, family, and utopia : communal experiments of the Shakers, the Oneida Community, and the Mormons / Lawrence Foster.
Imprint Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 1991.
Edition First edition.

Author Foster, Lawrence, 1947-
Series Utopianism and communitarianism
Utopianism and communitarianism.
Subject Shakers -- History -- 19th century.
Oneida Community -- History.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- History -- 19th century.
Sex -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- History of doctrines -- 19th century.
Sex role -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- History of doctrines -- 19th century.
Christian communities -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Mormon Church -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Women in Christianity -- History of doctrines -- 19th century.
Description xx, 353 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Edition First edition.
Local Note ANTIOCH: Gift of John and Faith Morgan
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 297-343) and index.
Contents Religion, sexuality, and women's roles : alternative family and sexual systems in nineteenth-century America -- Celibacy and feminism : the Shakers and equality for women -- Shaker spiritualism and Salem witchcraft : social perspectives on trance and possession phenomena -- Had prophecy failed? : contrasting views of the Millerites and Shakers -- The psychology of free love : sexuality in the Oneida Community -- Free love and feminism : John Humphrey Noyes and the Oneida Community -- The rise and fall of utopia : the Oneida Community crises of 1852 and 1879 --
Between two worlds : plural marriage and the experiences of Mormon women in Illinois during the early 1840s -- James J. Strang : the prophet who failed -- Polygamy and the frontier : Mormon women in early Utah -- From activism to domesticity : the changing role of Mormon women in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries -- A "permanent revolution"? : reflections on the prospects for radical social change.
ISBN 0815625359 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
0815625340 (hardback : acid-free paper)
OCLC # 23179920

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