When Things Were Doing

New York: Arno Press & The New York Times, 1971. 8vo. Cloth. 282 p. Hanna 3336. Rideout p. 293. Sargent p. 73. Lewis p. 183. Fine. [36683]

Reprints the 1908 Charles Kerr edition. Socialist utopian novel, a unique feature of which, according to Lewis, is the "solution of the 'Negro question' by segregation into a separate department of Texas where, under the supervision of white experts, cotton is the chief industry." Rideout refers to it as a "humorous Utopia" in which there is a "bloodless but extralegal revolution" in the U.S. leading to the establishment of the Coöperative Commonwealth. An interesting aspect of the new society is that "there are no churches, simply because no one is ignorant enough to wish to build them, and Sunday services have given way to lectures on a materialistic 'cosmic evolution.'"

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