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Kamau LucyJayne <email@example.com>
Northeastern Illinois University
I am completing "Hoopole and Harmony: A Social History of Posey County, Indiana, 1800-1850." Posey County was the site of two communal societies, the German Harmony Society and Robert Owen's utopian community, both located in New Hartmony. The book discusses the early history of the county, including the relationship between communitarians and their descendents with other residents of the county. Relations between intentional communities and their neighbors is one of my prime interests, particularly with respect to the nineteenth century.
|List Affiliations:||Former List Editor for H-Communal-Societies
|Interests:||American History / Studies
Environmental History / Studies
Ph.d. University of Chicago, 1971; Professor of anthropology, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago. Vice President, Communal Studies Association. Numerous articles or papers on various aspects of communalism, with emphasis on Robert Owen's New Harmony and other early nineteenth-century communities. Undergraduate course taught on communal socities.