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Brook Farm
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was one of numerous communitarian experiments (Communitarianism) that dotted the USA during the early to mid-19th century. Although not a very successful experiment, it did contain an illustrious membership, including N. Hawthorne. Founded by George Ripley in 1941, Brook Farm, like Fruitlands founded by Bronson Alcott, was an attempt by New England transcendentalists to create a harmonious community dedicated to the arts, knowledge, and the appreciation of nature. As the transcendentalist emphasis lay on the individual freedom of its relativel…

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Queen II, Edward L., “Brook Farm”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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