Back from the Land How Young Americans Went to Nature in the 1970s, and Why They Came Back

ISBN-10: 1566636647
ISBN-13: 9781566636643
Edition: N/A
Authors: Eleanor Agnew
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Description: When Eleanor Agnew, her husband, and two young children moved to the Maine woods in 1975, the back-to-the-land movement had already attracted untold numbers of converts who had grown increasingly estranged from mainstream American society. This is  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Publisher: Ivan R. Dee Publisher
Publication date: 7/21/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

When Eleanor Agnew, her husband, and two young children moved to the Maine woods in 1975, the back-to-the-land movement had already attracted untold numbers of converts who had grown increasingly estranged from mainstream American society. This is their story, in all its glories and agonies, its triumphs and disasters (many of them richly amusing), told by a woman who experienced the simple life firsthand but has also read widely and interviewed scores of people who went back to the land. Most of them, it turns out, came back from freedom and self-sufficiency, either by returning to urban life or by dressing up their primitive rural existence--but they held onto the values they gained during their back-to-the-land experience.

Preface
The Lure of Back to the Land
Early Days in a Technology-free Zone
The Height of Happiness
Getting Close to Nature and Natural Processes
Not-so-genteel Poverty
Generating Cash Flow
Staying Healthy, and Paying for It
Relationships-Friends, Lovers, Family, Community
Turning Points
Finding a Niche in the Mainstream
Lessons and Legacies
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index

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