Progressive thinkers have proposed numerous ways that humans could reorder their social organization and economic circumstances to make life better.
Nineteenth Century Americans tried a number of Utopian communities. (See Foner page. 443)
1. Write a post describing one aspect of a Utopian community that seems useful. What nagging social problem could be addressed? Also, describe a negative aspect of the utopia. (Could be too much control or others concerns)
Be sure to specify which community you’re examining.
Some of this material is pretty wacky. Humor or sarcasm is appropriate.
2. Respond to another student’s post. Add information about the specific community-pro or con. (Wiki OK here) You can analyze what you think the information means but don’t give opinion alone.