Books: Stirpiculture

MY FATHER'S HOUSE—Pierrepont B.

Noyes—Farrar & Rinehart ($3.50).

Communism was once rife in the U. S., but not the sort preached by Earl Browder and William Zebulon Foster. A religious, not a political belief, communism was attempted in 62 U. S. communities during the 19th Century, from Massachusetts' Brook Farm to Indiana's New Harmony.

Strangest of U. S. social experiments, these communist groups are now vaguely remembered as something between a co-operative and a free-love colony. Most suc cessful, most notorious of all communist experiments was the Oneida Community, scene of the "world's one...

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