Books: Oneida Experiment

A YANKEE SAINT—Robert Allerton Parker—Putnam ($3.75).

Throughout the early years of the igth Century, U. S. social thinking was concentrated on the abolition of Negro slavery and the formation of experimental Utopian communities of the character of Brook Farm. Strangest and strongest of these colonies was the Oneida Community at Oneida, N. Y., stronghold of "communism of love" and of experiments in birth control, prosperous manufacturer of steel traps and silverware, centre of scandal for more than 30 years. Founded in 1847 with a handful of converts and a few hun-dred dollars capital,...

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