I’m studying for my History class and need an explanation.
THE NORTH AMERICAN PHALANXFrom 1844 to 1856 one of the most successful of all American utopian experiments of all time flourished in Colts Neck, just across the reservoir next to Brookdale Community College. As you travel out the college exit onto Phalanx road, and make a right to head towards Colts Neck, after crossing the bridge there the land that was the Phalanx comes up on your left and right away, on your right. There is a little gully there that was once a lake, and the area that has houses now on it was once were all the main buildings were. This community was thus called The North American Phalanx.Read the pages in your textbook that cover utopian communities, in general, pages 356 – 357. You will notice that our NAP is not mentioned !! In Canvas, in the Module entitled Objective E Paper Topic North American Phalanx, view the New Jersey Map section to see the utopian communities throughout New Jersey, a map of where the Phalanx was on Phalanx Road, and a drawing of the Phalanx itself.Then, read the following selections:“The North American Phalanx” – Carl Francese RAH # 3“Phalanx Sprang From Visions of Utopia” – John Hassell [in Canvas Module]“A 19th Century Farm Commune” – Marie Di Liberto [in Canvas Module]Essay Topic: What do we mean by a “utopian community”? Where there different kinds of them? Why did they seem to spring up when they did – what was going on in American history at the time that provoked them? [2 paragraphs] Describe the North American Phalanx. How did it work? How does it fit into the “utopian picture” of the rest of the American communities? Is it unusual? Why was it so successful? Would you have lived there? Would it be able to exist in today’s world? [rest of paper]