The Encyclopedic Guide to American Intentional Communities



The Encyclopedic Guide to American Intentional Communities
by Timothy Miller, 2013, 586 pages

Explore this comprehensive guide to American intentional communities from the first European settlements in America to the present.  This book references over 3,000 communities of all sizes and life-cycles, spanning from the obscure to the well-known.

The Encyclopedic Guide includes a short sketch of each community and basic information about its founding and operational policies. It provides up to three references for additional research and the community’s web site.

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About the Author

Timothy Miller is a Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Kansas. He studies new religious movements in the United States, with a special focus on groups in the past and present that practice communal living. He holds a Ph.D. in American Studies and has been teaching at Kansas since 1973.

His research is based in large part in field work, and he has visited many of the communities and historic communal sites covered in this work. Among his books in communal studies are American Communes, 1860-1960: A Bibliography, The Quest for Utopia in Twentieth-Century America, The 60s Communes, and the edited volume America’s Alternative Religions. Another edited volume, Spiritual and Visionary Communities: Out to Save the World.

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