A YANKEE SAINT by Robert Allerton Parker


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John Humphrey Noyes and the Oneida Community form the subject of this extraordinary book -- a revelation of a strange page in our social and religious history. For three decades, in the mid-19th century, this force of mysticism, this experiment in Communism, this challenge to the smugness of America's self-conscious sex inhibitions -- flourished in New York State, and thrust out feelers into neighboring communities. Noyes has a spiritual strength that shines through the pages of the book --and Robert Parker has handled difficult material adroitly, and made a real contribution to the American picture, by putting this almost forgotten experiment into permanent and readable record. Sell to your customers interested in any aspects of Utopian and Communistic experiments -- in strange facets of Americana -- in odd corners of religious history.

Publisher: Putnam -- Minton,Balch