Heaven on Earth: the Brook Farm Community

The Pool at Brook Farm, from American Lands and Letters, 1905 Public domain

In the 1840s, Boston's West Roxbury suburb -- which was completely rural at the time -- was home to an experiment in transcendentalist utopian living: the Brook Farm community. The idea was to create an environment of balance and equality.

Topics in this Podcast: 19th century, transcendentalists, utopias, American history, U.S. history