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

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

Label
Oneida : from free love Utopia to the well-set table
Title
Oneida
Title remainder
from free love Utopia to the well-set table
Statement of responsibility
Ellen Wayland-Smith
Title variation
From free love Utopia to the well-set table
Creator
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wayland-Smith, Ellen
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Noyes, John Humphrey
  • Oneida, ltd.
  • Oneida Community
  • Social reformers
  • Collective settlements
  • Free love
  • Silver flatware
  • Tableware
Target audience
adult
Label
Oneida : from free love Utopia to the well-set table, Ellen Wayland-Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn918994596
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
310 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250043085
Lccn
2015044336
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
338.709 W364 ; XX-N ; [A15BP016, #34, 3@$27.00, DLG/DDG ].
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 918994596
  • (OCoLC)918994596
Label
Oneida : from free love Utopia to the well-set table, Ellen Wayland-Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn918994596
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
310 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250043085
Lccn
2015044336
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
338.709 W364 ; XX-N ; [A15BP016, #34, 3@$27.00, DLG/DDG ].
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 918994596
  • (OCoLC)918994596

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