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History of the Hopedale Community, from Its Inception to Its Virtual Submergence in the Hopedale Parrish
Book #: 007428

Author: Ballou, Adin and Haywood, William S. [Editor]
Illustrator: n/a
Publisher: Thompson & Hill – The Vox Populi Press
Place: Lowell, Mass.
Year: 1897
Edition: Edition Unstated

Book Cond.: Fair Condition
Jacket Cond.: No Dust Jacket
Binding: Hardcover
Size: Octavo (standard book size)
Book Type: n/a
Signed: n/a

Description / Comments:
Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Previous owner’s book-plate laid in on front end paper & name/date written on front free end paper. Burgundy gilt stamped cloth over boards, frontis of Adin Ballou, xvii, 415 pages, Index. Spine badly faded, spine ends worn, covers soiled, front hinge cracked, front cover wobbly, pages toned.The Hopedale Community was founded in Massachusetts in 1842 by Adin Ballou. Ballou believed that he could create a utopian community blending the features of a factory town with those of a religion-based commune. He called this ”Practical Christianity,” but unlike several similar communities, it was important to Ballou that Hopedale would not be isolated from the rest of society. The community stood for temperance, abolitionism, woman’s rights, spiritualism and education. The practical end of the Community came in 1856 when two of Ballou’s closest supporters, Ebenezer and George Draper, withdrew their 75% share of the community’s stock to form the successful Hopedale Manufacturing Company. The community, however, continued on as a religious group until 1867, when it became the Hopedale Parish and rejoined mainstream Unitarianism. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Inventory No: 007428.