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Utopias

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Early works to 1800 (1)
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View Resource Journal of Millennial Studies

This online journal is produced by the Center for Millennial Studies, an organization devoted to archiving apocalyptic literature and analyzing millenarianism. The inaugural issue contains five articles and a book review in .pdf format. These include: "Religion INK.: Tabloid Crucifiction (Whose Apocalypse? When?)," "Jewish Shock-Troops of the Apocalypse: Antichrist and the End, 1200-1600," and...

http://www.mille.org/publications/journal.html
View Resource MoMA: The Changing of the Avant-Garde

This Web exhibition from MoMA presents a history of modern utopian and visionary architecture, using architectural drawings donated to the museum by the Howard Gilman Foundation in 2000. The drawings date from the late 1950s to the 1970s. The main menu is two spheres, Megastructures (larger, public buildings and complexes) and Postmodern Roots (smaller buildings, retail and houses), from which...

https://www.moma.org/gilman/main.html
View Resource Shaker Historic Trail

Designed by the National Park Service, along with the cooperation of the Shaker communities and museums along the East Coast, the Shaker Historic Travel Site offers information about sites of historic and cultural importance within the Shaker community, and broadly, within the history of American religion. The site is framed by three short essays titled "The Shakers," "Utopias in America," and...

https://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/shaker/
View Resource The American Colony in Jerusalem

The American Colony in Jerusalem was founded in 1881 by two Midwesterners, Anna and Horatio Spafford, with the intent of beginning a Christian utopian society. Over the group's 60-year history, they were able to engage in a variety of philanthropic outreach efforts (such as running soup kitchens, hospitals, and orphanages) without proselytizing. Drawing on a number of pieces of historical ephemera...

http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/americancolony/