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Amana Colonies


Charles Nordhoff, Communistic Societies of the United States (New York: Harper & Bros., 1875).    This is a history of utopian communities in the U.S. in the late 19th Century, with a wonderful description of the Amana colonies.  (Good drawings of Amana, too.)  The chapter on Amana is about 30 pages long and very useful.