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Strange cults and utopias of 19th-century America.

John Humphrey Noyes

Strange cults and utopias of 19th-century America.

by John Humphrey Noyes

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Published by Dover Publications in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Socialism -- United States.,
  • Communism -- United States.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementWith a new introd. by Mark Holloway.
    ContributionsNoyes, John Humphrey, 1811-1886
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxii, 678 p.
    Number of Pages678
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22129874M

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