Discontent with society leads to the development of Intentional Communities in the East Coast 1800-1899

Authors: Alma Gutierrez*,
Topics: Behavioral Geography
Keywords: geography, utopia,
Session Type: Poster
Day: 4/12/2018
Start / End Time: 10:00 AM / 11:40 AM
Room: Napoleon Foyer/Common St. Corridor, Sheraton, 3rd Floor
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Utopian communes in its early periods came about from the common ideology of religion as well as the common union of rebellion. Many fled the treacherous and ever evolving politics of europe and sought refuge in the east coast of the United States. Being that the U.S was also evolving politically during the 1800’s many sought a place where they could call home, a place away from it all. Utopian communities began to sprawl and eventually took over most of the east coast. This project tracks the a rise in popularity in utopian communities in the U.S. following post industrialization turmoil and war. Sequential maps reveal trends in the dis/appearence of these settlements. Results explain why these utopias flourished and diminish so easily.

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