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While traveling from Dallas, Texas to Fort Worth via the Dallas-Fort Worth Turnpike, one crosses about 1,200 acres of land on the outskirts of West Dallas which once accommodated an experiment to fulfill one of the nineteenth century's most noble dreams- the dream that man could establish social, economic, and political justice through some type of communal association. Today the area is bounded on the north by the Trinity River, on the south by the Old Fort Worth Highway, on the east by Hampton Road, and on the west by Westmoreland Avenue. Perhaps ironically, this territory now harbors an industrial park with all its pollution and a black ghetto complete with a de facto-segregated high school and a government housing project.


Original published version available at https://www.jstor.org/stable/30236775

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Southwestern Historical Quarterly

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