Bibliography Draft

Best Book

Brook Farm: The Dark Side of Utopia
Delano, Sterling F.
The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2004
Boston Public Library cat. # HX656.B8 D45 2004, available in some locations

Additional Books Focused on History and Philosophy

Brook Farm: Its Members, Scholars, and Visitors [PDF]
Swift, Lindsay
The Macmillan Company, 1904


A Season in Utopia: The Story of Brook Farm
Curtis, Edith Roelker
Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1961

An article by E. R. Curtis entitled A Season in Utopia appeared in American Heritage, April 1959, Volume 10, Issue 3.


The Idyll of Brook Farm As Revealed by Unpublished Letters in the Boston Public Library
Haraszti, Zoltán, 1937


George Ripley
Frothingham, B., 1882
Biography and many letters. Lengthy chapter on Brook Farm beginning page 108.


Sophia Willard Dana Ripley, Co-Founder of Brook Farm
Raymond, Henrietta Dana
P.E. Randall Publishing, 1994


The New England Transcendentalists: Life of the Mind and Of the Spirit
Hansen, Ellen, ed.
Lowell, MA: Discovery Enterprises, Ltd., 1993


Paradise Now: The Story of American Utopianism
Jennings, Chris
Random House, 2016


Women in Utopia: the Ideology of Gender in the American Owenite Communities
Kolmerten, Carol A.
Indianapolis, IN: Indiana University Press, 1990


Transcendentalism: A Reader
Myerson, Joel
Oxford University Press, 2000


Archaelogy and Landscape

Archaeological Semiotics
Robert W. Preucel, 2010
Excellent chapter on Brook Farm begins on p. 197 of the linked PDF (page 175 of the document)


Envisioning Utopia: Transcendentalist and Fourierist Landscapes at Brook Farm, West Roxbury, Massachusetts
Robert W. Preucel and Steven R. Pendery
Vol. 40, No. 1, Daring Experiments: Issues and Insights about Utopian Communities (2006), pp. 6-19


Report on the Potential Designation of Brook Farm as A Landmark Under Chapter 772 of the Acts of 1975
Boston Landmarks Commission (Boston Mass.)
BRA/2387 AND FINE ARTS/F73.65.B8B6X
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Memoirs by Brook Farm Residents

Codman, John Thomas, Brook Farm Historic and Personal Memoirs
AMS Press, 1971


Sears, John Van der Zee, b. 1835-?, My Friends at Brook Farm
BPL cat. # HX656.B8 S5 1975
In-library use only
in some locations


Letters From Brook Farm, 1844-1847
Orvis, Marianne Dwight, 1816-1901
BPL cat. # HX656.B8 O7 1974
In-library use only in some locations


Years of Experience: An Autobiographical Narrative
Kirby, Georgiana Bruce, 1818-1887
BPL cat. # CT275.K59 A3 1971
In-library use only in some locations


Home Life of the Brook Farm Association
Russell, Amelia Eloise, 1798-1880
BPL cat. # 5569a.121
In-library use only in some locations