Stuff and People

By: Samantha Hosking

Transcendentalism

A religious and philosophical movement that developed during the late 1820s and '30s in the Eastern region of the United States as a protest against the general state of spirituality

Utopian Movement

More than 100,000 individuals formed utopian communities in an effort to create perfect societies. The years 1820 to 1860 saw the great success of this movement with the creation of numerous communities.

Brook Farm Community

The Brook Farm was an experiment of the Utopian Movement in communal living. It was founded by former Unitarian minister George Ripley and his wife Sophia Ripley at the Ellis Farm in Roxbury, MA in 1841. The Brook Farm was a transcendentalism and intellectual haven, but they only laster five years.