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John Humphrey Noyes

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Sabrina Salerno

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What detail(s) of the person's work made him or her an interesting historical figure? Born on September 3, 1811 in Brattleboro, VT
Died April 13, 1886
Father:
graduate from Dartmouth
congressman
Home environment highly religious
Didn't think about the religion aspect much
Graduated from Dartmouth
Started to be interested in theology
Became a minister Background Knowledge John Humphrey Noyes tried to improve American life by creating a utopia known as the Perfectionists. In The Perfectionist Society followed the belief of complex marriage. The society was created with the belief that individual human's fails could be fixed through collective correction. What criticism of American society did John have? What methods did the person use to improve American life? What success did the individual have in promoting reform? John Noyes was successful in promoting reform, by creating his own utopian society, the Oneida Perfectionists. They were successful, because the group created an image of society. In the end though the Perfectionist Society could no longer continue. John Humphrey Noyes' idea of complex marriage made him an interesting historical figure. This practice makes him known throughout history. He is also well known for creating the Perfectionist society, because it united people with the idea that they must serve as a model for righteous living for the world to observe. By : Sabrina Salerno
Presented to: American History Class
November 5, 2012 John Humphrey Noyes What lasting impact did the person's reforms have on American society? Equality
Sharing Noyes was exceptionally radical and therefore probably obsessed. Was the reformer obsessed with achieving an impractical goal? Was the reformer
fanatical or impractical ? In the early decades of the 20th century, Noyes' son Pierrepont consolidated the Community's industries and focused solely on silverware production. The company became known as Oneida Limited and was the largest producer of flatware in the world for much of the 20th century. The Community's second communal dwelling, the 93,000-square-foot (8,600 m2) brick "mansion house", survives today as a multi-use facility encompassing a museum, apartments, dormitory housing, guest rooms, and meeting and banquet facilities.
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