West of Eden on MidWest Book Review

West of Eden: Communes and Utopia in Northern California

Midwest Book Review

A new way of doing things attracted many in the cultural revolutions of the 1960s. “West of Eden: Communes and Utopia in Northern California” is an exploration of the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1960s, it looks at the many attempts at new societies in the region, from communes throughout the region, Native Americans claiming Alcatraz, and much more. The editors within compile an insightful and storied look at these attempts at a more perfect society and their results. “West of Eden” is a fine addition to social studies and history collections, highly recommended.

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