Historic Bishop Hill Colony 1846-1946 Jansonist Swedish Utopian Commune Illinois


Title: Historic Bishop Hill 1846 - 1946 [plus, The Bishop Hill Colony: A Religious Communistic Settlement in Henry County, Illinois]

Author: Emmelyne Arnquist Hedstrom; [Michael Andrew Mikkelsen]

Description: Two books on the history of the utopian Jansenist colony of Bishop Hill in Henry County, Illinois. It was founded in 1846 by Eric Jason, a pietist and dissenter from the Lutheran Church in Sweden, and run as a religious commune until its dissolution in 1861.

1) An original copy of Historic Bishop Hill 1846 - 1946, published in 1946 for the centennial celebration of the settlement of the colony. Good condition. Blue card covers. Covers show soiling and a little bit of edge wear. Scotch tape repair on page 2. Pages show some minor spotting and a few markings (a few underlined words and a name added to the text). 104 pp (including 39 pages of local advertising, mostly from Galva and Bishop Hill). 8.8 x 5.8 inches.

2) a 2003 UMI reprint of the 1892 edition of The Bishop Hill Colony: A Religious Communistic Settlement in Henry County, Illinois, by Michael Andrew Mikkelsen. 80 pp. 9 x 6.5 inches. Card covers. Very good to near fine with light handling of front cover.

Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Good

Publisher: [printed by The Times Record Company]
Place: [Aledo, Ill.]
Year: 1946

Keywords: history, Jansonism, Jansonists, pietism, religious, commune, utopian, Henry County, Illinois, Swedish immigrants, religious dissidents,

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