Coming of Age in Utopia

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-01-31
  • Publisher: Newsouth Inc
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In this exquisitely wrought memoir of a committed life, historian, and civil rights activist, Paul Gaston reveals his deep roots in Fairhope---the unique Utopian community founded in 1894 by his grandfather on the shores of Mobile Bay, Alabama. Fairhope grew into a unique political, economic, and educational experiment and a center of radical economic and educational ideals. As time passed, however, Fairhope's radical nature went into decline. By the early 1950s, the author began to look outward for ways to take part in the coming struggle---the civil rights movement. Gaston's career at the University of Virginia, where he taught from 1957-97, forms the core of Coming of Age in Utopia.

Table of Contents

Prologue Homeward Boundp. 9
Rootsp. 31
Living the Dreamp. 68
Soldier and Studentp. 102
Decision Makingp. 133
The Virginia Mystiquep. 170
Movement Buildingp. 208
Government by Demonstrationp. 245
Widening Vistasp. 285
Epilogue With Fair Hopesp. 332
Acknowledgmentsp. 342
Indexp. 346
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