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
Cx Number:  CX8408

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

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Hazel Henderson
Prologue

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
Bibliography
Index

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