Arrington, Leonard J.. Orderville, Utah: a pioneer Mormon experiment in economic organization

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Title: Orderville, Utah: a pioneer Mormon experiment in economic organization

Published By: Logan: [s.n.]. 1954. 44 p. ill.

By line: Leonard J. Arrington

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2018. Computer File

Culture: Mormons (NT24)

Subjects: Cultural goals (185); Production and supply (433); Occupational specialization (463); Cooperative organization (474); Ingroup antagonisms (578); Community structure (621);

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.

Document Number: 30

Document ID: nt24-030

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Note: Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: not applicable

Evaluation: Economic Historian, Indigene-4

Analyst: Martin Malone ; 1978

Coverage Date: 1875-1885

Coverage Place: Orderville, Kane County, Utah, United States

LCSH: Mormon pioneers--Utah//Orderville(Utah)


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