What “Little Women” Author Louisa May Alcott Learned about Socialism in a 19th Century Utopian Commune

What was it like to live in a 19th century utopian commune? “Little Women” author Louisa May Alcott experienced first-hand the oddities one could see in a particularly uptight commune, like Fruitlands, Massachusetts. Apart from the standard philosophy of socialism and shared labour, its founders imposed rules that banned “worldy activities”, ranging from sex, to livestock rearing, to the planting of root vegetables and other crops that grew downward. Read full article here


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