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Alternative Americas
An informal history by the grandmother of the counter-culture

Loomis, Mildred J.
Publisher:  Free Life Edition Book, New York, USA
Year Published:  1982  
Pages:  175pp   ISBN:  0-87663-375-0
Library of Congress Number:  JS341.L66   Dewey:  353'.073
Resource Type:  Book

A history of decentralist and co-operative alternatives in the United States, centering especially on the work of Ralph Borsodi.


Table of Contents

Foreword by Hazel Henderson

1. America's Revolutions
2. America's Centralizations
3. The Failure of Centralization
4. Individualists: Replacing Government with Voluntary Action
5. Hendry George: Eliminating Land Monopoly
6. The Cooperatives: People Uniting
7. Ralph Borsodi: Decentralist Supreme
8. The School of Living: Adult Education for Normal Living
9. The Green Revolution Christened
10. Rodales at the School of Living
11. A Decentralist Response to Global Crisis
12. Agnes Toms and Whole Food
13. Walnut Acres: Choosing to Stay Small
14. Thirty Years at Lane's End Homestead
15. Treichler's Three-Generation Homesteads
16. Sonnewald: Self-Sufficiency, Home Industry, and Social Outreach
17. Peter van Dresser: Planning for a Decentralist Future
18. Ken Kern: Little David Among Giant Builders
19. Small Community: Bryn Gweled
20. Arthur E. Morgan and Community Service, Inc.
21. The Community Land Trust
22. Constant Currency
23. Evolving Persons: Creating a Mutual Society
24. We Encounter Decentralists: A Summary and Challenge

Appendix: A Decentralist Manifesto, by Ralph Borsodi


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