New York: McBride, Nast & Co, 1913. First American Edition. The Operation consisted of 220 Australians who moved to Paraguay in 1893 to establish the utopian settlement "New Australia" under the leadership of William Lane, a utopian socialist. Because of Lane's unpopular views on alcohol and sexual relationships, a splinter group formed at Cosme in 1894. (See Richard C.S. Trahair, Utopias and Utopians, p. 279.). Octavo (18.5cm.); original orange-brown cloth lettered in green; xii,266pp.; photographic frontispiece, 8 plates, including one map. Spine a hint toned, crown slightly pulled, lettering dulled to near-effacement. Still, Very Good overall. Inscribed and signed by Walter H. Maxwell to Representative from Ohio James M. Cox. Maxwell appears to have been involved in "exploiting" the sugar industry of the New Australia Co-Operative Settlement Operation, the subject of this work (see The Louisiana Planter and Sugar Manufacturer, Vol. XXXIII, no. 2, p. 18). (Inventory #: 28633)
The history, literature, and art of American social movements, including Civil Rights, Feminism, Labor History, Radical Politics, and Counterculture.
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