Palgrave Studies in Utopianism

Fourierist Communities of Reform

The Social Networks of Nineteenth-Century Female Reformers

Authors: Hart, Amy

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  • Explores the nature of social reform, the future of capitalism, and the feasibility of socialist, communitarian economic structures
  • Argues that social reform movements and organizations were overlapping and interdependent in their membership, challenging narratives that frame social reform causes in the US as independent entities
  • Examines the lives of intentional community members after their time living in the community, thus providing information on the long-term impacts of these communities on the lives of individuals
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This book explores the intersections between nineteenth-century social reform movements in the United States. Delving into the little-known history of women who joined income-sharing communities during the 1840s, this book uses four community case studies to examine social activism within communal environments. In a period when women faced legal and social restrictions ranging from coverture to slavery, the emergence of residential communities designed by French utopian writer, Charles Fourier, introduced spaces where female leadership and social organization became possible. Communitarian women helped shape the ideological underpinnings of some of the United States’ most enduring and successful reform efforts, including the women’s rights movement, the abolition movement, and the creation of the Republican Party. Dr. Hart argues that these movements were intertwined, with activists influencing multiple organizations within unexpected settings.

About the authors

Dr. Amy Hart holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She has served as a lecturer at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and is currently a public historian for California State Parks.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fourierist Communities of Reform
Book Subtitle
The Social Networks of Nineteenth-Century Female Reformers
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Utopianism
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-68356-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-68356-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-68355-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 248
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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