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Utopia drive : a road trip through America's most radical idea / Erik Reece.

Reece, Erik author. (Author).
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  • 1 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jefferson County Public Library - Madison 335.0209 REE (Text) 39391006560690 Non-Fiction Available -
Seymour Main Library 335 REECE (Text) 9780374106577S On Order On order -

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  • ISBN: 9780374106577
  • ISBN: 0374106576
  • Physical Description: x, 346 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [343]-346).
Summary, etc.: "For Erik Reece, life, at last, was good: he was newly married, gainfully employed, living in a creekside cabin in his beloved Kentucky woods. It sounded, as he describes it, "like a country song with a happy ending." And yet he was still haunted by a sense that the world--or, more specifically, his country--could be better. He couldn't ignore his conviction that, in fact, the good ol' USA was in the midst of great social, environmental, and political crises--that for the first time in our history, we were being swept into a future that had no future. Where did we--here, in the land of Jeffersonian optimism and better tomorrows--go wrong? Rather than despair, Reece turned to those who had dared to imagine radically different futures for America. What followed was a giant road trip and research adventure through the sites of America's utopian communities, both historical and contemporary, known and unknown, successful and catastrophic. What he uncovered was not just a series of lost histories and broken visionaries but also a continuing and vital but hidden idealistic tradition in American intellectual history. Utopia Drive is an important and definitive reconstruction of that tradition. It is also, perhaps, a new framework to help us find a genuinely sustainable way forward."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Utopian socialism > United States > History.
Utopias > United States > History.
Communitarianism > United States > History.

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