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Extremist religious group that was in NY and sprung from the Second Great Awakening.
An attempted utopian community. Based in Oneida, New York. Was established in 1848 by John Humphrey Noyes. Did not believe in traditional marriage, throught it created favoritism. All men were 'married' to all women. Believed that they were living in the period after Christ had already come back, so there was no sin. Wanted to create the "ideal society", so they practiced communism. Each person had his own job that he had to complete in order to make the community function.
Another utopian community that sprung up- showed new ideals that were valued. It failed eventually.
They are now famous for silverware.