Annotations for New Harmony Then & Now


Indiana University Press

New Harmony Then and Now is a photographic and historic celebration of two of America's great Utopian communities located in New Harmony, Indiana. The Harmonists, started by George Rapp, labored to provide physical, intellectual, and spiritual wealth for its members. Ten years later, the Owenites, founded by Robert Owen and his partner William Maclure, settled there, intent on improving humanity through innovations in social theory, educational systems, and discoveries in natural science. Though Owen's communal experiment would not endure, a new social frontier prospered. Today, New Harmony remains a haven of promise, a village that honors its progressive heart. Intellectuals as well as artisans are drawn to this place of science and spirit.



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Ingram Publishing Services

New Harmony Then and Now is a photographic and historic celebration of two ofAmerica's great Utopian communities located in New Harmony, Indiana. The Harmonists, startedby George Rapp, labored to provide physical, intellectual, and spiritual wealth for its members. Tenyears later, the Owenites, founded by Robert Owen and his partner William Maclure, settled there,intent on improving humanity through innovations in social theory, educational systems, anddiscoveries in natural science. Though Owen's communal experiment would not endure, a new socialfrontier prospered. Today, New Harmony remains a haven of promise, a village that honors itsprogressive heart. Intellectuals as well as artisans are drawn to this place of science andspirit.



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