Online history

The complete text of Kenneth Rexroth’s Communalism: From its Origins to the Twentieth Century is now online at

With his unique combination of broad historical knowledge and wry, down-to-earth commentary, Rexroth ranges from “primitive communism” through the communalist tendencies of early Christianity, the radical millenarian movements of the Middle Ages and Reformation (Anabaptists, Diggers, Brethren of the Free Spirit) and the numerous attempts, successful or otherwise, to set up utopian communities in nineteenth-century America (Brook Farm, Oneida, Fourierists, Hutterites) to the revival of communalist ideas and experiments in the 1960s counterculture.

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Posted: 15 June 2000