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Zion in Utah: the Clarion colony and Jewish agrarianism

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The history of the Jewish agricultural colony at Clarion, Utah, presented by Robert A. Goldberg is somewhat special, for western Jewish history has been notably small town and urban. In painstakingly reconstructing the story of those who organized, settled, and finally failed at Clarion, Goldberg places the Clarion experiment within the larger framework of the Jewish Back to the Soil Movement and attempts to isolate those factors that explain the failure of a long train of Jewish efforts to settle on the land in the United States and elsewhere.