Book

Orderville, Utah: a pioneer Mormon experiment in economic organization

[s.n.]2 (2) • Published In 1954 • Pages: 44

By: Arrington, Leonard J..

Abstract
The community of Orderville attempted to reconcile Mormon communalism with capitalism by trying to realize full employment and equality while stimulating production and profit. The social experiment lasted for over ten years but eventually ended in transformation to a more individualistic community typical of the broader society. The author examines social order, settlement pattern, economic organization, subsistence and economic self-sufficiency, distribution of income, management, changes in wage and property systems which eventually led to the end of communalism, and finally the auctioning of communal property to the individual members.
Subjects
Cultural goals
Production and supply
Occupational specialization
Cooperative organization
Ingroup antagonisms
Community structure
culture
Mormons
HRAF PubDate
2018
Region
North America
Sub Region
Southwest and Basin
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Economic Historian, Indigene-4
Analyst
Martin Malone ; 1978
Coverage Date
1875-1885
Coverage Place
Orderville, Kane County, Utah, United States
Notes
Leonard J. Arrington
Includes bibliographical references
LCCN
54062617
LCSH
Mormon pioneers--Utah
Orderville(Utah)