ERIC Number: ED393735
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Ties That Bind: Communities in American History.
Auel, Lisa B.
The communities that individuals have created are endlessly diverse. They have followed ancient patterns and have experimented boldly with innovative ideas. This publication and the exhibition it complements present only a few of the many ways that individuals have found to live together. It is divided according to the specific forces behind the creation of communities in the United States: "Family Ties" and "Ethnic Environment" show associations organized around those basic bonds; "The Dollars and Sense of Community" describes groups that form for economic reasons; "Plans for Perfection" examines religious and secular utopias; and "From Crisis to Community" deals with people forced by circumstances or discrimination to congregate. Census pages, petitions, maps, photographs, and other federal records are included. Individually, these documents can tell only incomplete stories of the specific groups represented. But taken together they reveal some of the subtleties and complexities of the U.S. style of congregation--and of the human bond itself. (JAG)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Archives and Records Service (GSA), Washington, DC.