It may be a mouthful to say, but it sure is fitting for this nearly 600 page, incredibly comprehensive guide to American intentional communities. This encyclopedic book chronicles from the first European settlements in America to the present (copyright 2013) and references over 3,000 communities of all sizes and life-cycles, spanning from the obscure to the well-known.
The Encyclopedic Guide includes a short sketch of each community and basic information about its founding and operational policies. It provides up to three references for additional research as well as the community’s web site.
A great accompaniment FIC’s Communities Directory (which provides information for over 1,200 intentional communities worldwide today), The Encyclopedic Guide offers a historical reference perfect for any library, archive, and the avid ic lovers and enthusiasts. Check it out now!