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Ohio Valley History reviews Zoar: The Story of an Intentional Community

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Ohio Valley History reviews Zoar: The Story of an Intentional Community by Kathleen M. Fernandez.
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“Fernandez deserves praise. Her study reminds us that Appalachian Ohio was never homogenous. It helps reclaim Zoar from romanticized tourist writing, such as Constance Fenimore Woolson’s 1870 ‘The Happy Valley.’”—Ohio Valley History
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Magonia Review looks at Zoar: The Story of an Intentional Community.

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“Using her extensive research into the still-extant records of the Society, and the memoirs of society members, Kathleen Fernandez has been able to build up a detailed picture of life in Zoar, and she gives us a vivid picture of the community, using their own words and records.”
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Zoar author Kathleen Fernandez wins national award

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Kathleen M. Fernandez, former director of the North Canton Heritage Society, has won the Outstanding Publication Book Award from the Communal Studies Association for Zoar: The Story of an Intentional Community.
Zoar, published by the Kent State University Press, is an informative historical analysis of a group of German religious dissenters who immigrated to Ohio in […]


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