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作者 Wayland-Smith, Ellen, 1966- author
書名 Oneida : from free love Utopia to the well-set table / Ellen Wayland-Smith
出版項 New York : Picador, [2016]
國際標準書號 9781250043085 (hardback)
1250043085 (hardback)
9781250131867
1250131863
book jacket
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 歐美所圖書館  307.77 W3649 2016    到期 08-29-20  -  30500101549619
說明 310 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
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occ Occupation/field of activity: University and college faculty members lcdgt
nat National/regional: Californians lcdgt
附註 "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
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-294) and index
Introduction -- 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 -- Epilogue
鏈接 Online version: Wayland-Smith, Ellen. Oneida. New York : Picador, 2016 9781250043108 (DLC) 2016019004
主題 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
Alt Title From free love Utopia to the well-set table
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