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Oneida : from free love Utopia to the well-set table / Ellen Wayland-Smith.

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  • 7 of 8 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 8 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Greensburg 307.77 WAYLAND-SMITH (Text) 32826014010755 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Huntingburg PL - Huntingburg 307.77 WAY (Text) 39970001026490 NF Available -
Jefferson Co PL - Hanover Branch 307.774 WAY (Text) 39391100277969 Non-Fiction Available -
Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library 307.774 WAY (Text) 78551000526085 Non-Fiction Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield 307.774 Wayland-Smith (Text) 31208912452127 non-fiction Checked out 04/13/2017
Spencer Co PL - Rockport Main Library 307.77 WAY (Text) 70741000137484 Adult Non Fiction Available -
Westfield Washington PL - Westfield 307.774 Wayland-Smith (Text) 78292000356760 Adult Non-Fiction Book Collection Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 307.77 WAYLAND-SMITH (Text) 33946003118523 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250043085
  • ISBN: 1250043085
  • Physical Description: 310 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Picador, 2016.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-294) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: A minister is born -- Noyes in the underworld -- New Jerusalem (in Vermont) -- Electric sex, or, How to live forever -- Marriage grows complex -- The machine in the garden -- Sticky love -- Brave new world -- Twilight of the gods -- Things fall apart -- Selling silver -- Survival of the fittest -- "The strike of a sex" -- "Back home for keeps" -- The burning.
Summary, etc.: "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Oneida, ltd. > History.
Oneida Community > History.
Noyes, John Humphrey, 1811-1886.
Social reformers > United States > Biography.
Collective settlements > New York (State) > History.
Free love > New York (State) > History > 19th century.
Silver flatware > United States > History > 19th century.
Tableware > United States > History > 20th century.
HISTORY / United States / 19th Century.
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / New England (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT).

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