By Mark Taylor

The Village of Arden used to be based in 1900 by means of sculptor Frank Stephens and architect Will expense, either social reformers who sought to create a terrific society according to ideas set forth via the yankee economist Henry George. With investment from Joseph Fels, a filthy rich Philadelphia cleaning soap producer who additionally financed C. R. Ashbee's Guild of Handicraft in England, Stephens and cost bought 162 acres in northern Delaware and named their colony after the Arden woodland of William Shakespeare's As you love It. The community's motto used to be "You Are Welcome Hither," yet Arden's founders didn't count on the various and colourful mixture of radicals and progressives their scan could allure, together with Upton Sinclair, muckraking writer of The Jungle, and Scott Nearing, writer of residing the great existence. via pictures, photos of the United States: Arden explores the early background of 1 of this country's such a lot brilliant, but little recognized, utopian experiments.

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