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Author: Charles Pierce LeWarne
ISBN: 0295953438
Language: English
Pages: 325 pages
Category: Americas
Publisher: University of Washington Press; First Edition edition (1975)
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Utopias on Puget Sound, . LeWarne notes at the beginning of the book, "Near the term of the present century, a half dozen of so communitarian experiments, commonly called utopian or socialist colonies, appeared near the inland waters of western Washington that embrace Puget Sound.

Charles Pierce LeWarne Through analyses of several of these experiments, LeWarne demonstrates . The book contains a mine of previously scattered information on the subject. It is a delightful footnote to the history of the Puget Sound region.

Charles Pierce LeWarne. Through analyses of several of these experiments, LeWarne demonstrates that the influence of a coterie of liberals and radicals centered on Puget Sound in such communities as Home, Burley, Freeland, Equality, and Port Angeles was felt in the state long after the utopias they came to colonize had ceased to exist. Probably the most famous of the experiments was Home Colony on Joe s Bay near Tacoma.

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Charles LeWarne finds the roots of this radicalism in the communitarian experiments of. Utopias on Puget Sound, 1885-1915.

Charles LeWarne finds the roots of this radicalism in the communitarian experiments of the late nineteenth century.

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Charles Pierce LeWarne1 de julio de 2002. University of Washington Press. Probably the most famous of the experiments was Home Colony on Joe�s Bay near Tacoma. From a nucleus of three families, Home grew to over two hundred residents and lasted for more than twenty years. Charles Pierce LeWarne. Through analyses of several of these experiments, LeWarne demonstrates that the influence of a coterie of liberals and radicals centered on Puget Sound in such communities as Home, Burley, Freeland, Equality, and Port Angeles was felt in the state long after the "utopias" they came to colonize had ceased to exist.

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Charles Pierce LeWarne is a historian who seemingly specializes in the Washington area (. see his book, Washington State).

LeWarne, Charles Pierce. Seattle, WA and London: University of Washington Press, 1995. Lipsyte, Sam. Home Land. New York: Picador, 2004. An Imaginary Life: A Novel.

Charles Pierce LeWarne, Utopias on Puget Sound, 1885–1915, Seattle, University of Washington Press, 1975; p. 192. ^ LeWarne, pp. 183-5. LeWarne, p. 189. ^ Passet, 2003, p. 121.

Comments (6)
Āłł_Ÿøūrš
I loved this book. If you live in Seattle, like to visit there and love history, this is a read that is well worth your time.
Tori Texer
Good
Mr_Mix
Who knew that the Puget Sound had such a history. Thanks to Mr LeWarne for documenting it so carefully and thoroughly.
Beanisend
A great puget sound history
Gavirgas
Dr. Charles Pierce LeWarne is a historian who seemingly specializes in the Washington area (e.g., see his book, Washington State). In this book, Dr. LeWarne focuses on an often-told tale---19th/20th century utopian communities---but rather than give a broad survey of a great deal of such communites, he concentrates on a 30-year period, and only five communities: The Puget Sound Co-Operative Colony; Equality Colony; Freeland; Burley Colony; and "Home."

LeWarne notes at the beginning of the book, "Near the term of the present century, a half dozen of so communitarian experiments, commonly called utopian or socialist colonies, appeared near the inland waters of western Washington that embrace Puget Sound. Part of a long communitarian tradition and of a contemporary revival, they drew together radicals, reformers, and generally good and well-meaning people in a common search for a better life. The experiments disappeared, and their settlers merged forgotten into the general populace."

His own observations are quite pertinent, and rather charmingly understated: e.g., "the persons attracted were not necessarily the most valuable workers; needing money, the colony accepted some who had the required fee but were not strong contributors thereafter." And "Ironically, the two most vocal defenders of free love at Home ... were in their seventies."

In his conclusion, LeWarne notes, "The communitarian experiments of western Washington failed not only to achieve their grandest aspirations but also to maintain their very existence.... Despite relative longevity, the Washington experiments, like those elsewhere, failed to endure."

This exceptional book is of continued interest to anyone interested in intentional communities, utopian societies, communes, ecovillages, or similar experiments in living arrangements.
Slowly writer
This is one of the best written and researched books out there. The respect that Dr. LeWarne gives these communities helps bring out their achivements and their follies. A must-read for any local historian or person interested in Western History.