Document Type

Article

Date

Fall 1993

Embargo Period

7-26-2011

Keywords

Oneida Community, Women's Studies, Community Labor

Language

English

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities

Description/Abstract

AFTER RECONCILIATION WITH God and the reorganization of sexual relations, John Humphrey Noyes placed labor as the third great challenge to be dealt with by those living in a state of perfect holiness on earth. He claimed that his holy community would "mingle the sexes" in work assignments to an unusual degree not found in mainstream American society of the nineteenth century. But in fact, most women in the Oneida Community were assigned traditional female work roles.

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