Category Archive: Back to the Land Movement

Appalachia and the Quest for a “Viable Alternative:” The Macedonia Cooperative Community, 1937-58


In the spring of 1937, a Columbia University professor of education named Morris Mitchell arrived in the mountains of north Georgia with a vision for a new way of organizing rural life.  Having… Continue reading

David Greer, Hermit of Bald Mountain: A Romantic Alternative to the “Wild Man” Myth


By Luke Manget Last week I wrote about how popular perceptions of the “wild man of the woods” in the late nineteenth century led to something of a round-up of human forest dwellers… Continue reading