Thursday, January 04, 2007

Enclaves of Single Tax Or Economic Rent, 1921

Here's a very useful resource, available from Google Books : Enclaves of Single Tax Or Economic Rent, Being a compendium of the legal documents involved, together with a historical description, by Charles White Huntington. Covering the "single tax colonies" of Fairhope, Arden, Tahanto, Halidon, Free Acres, and Saint Jordi, this is a collection of the communities charters and reports of the status of each. There appear to have been 10 volumes released annually between 1921 and 1930. Some of you may remember these volumes being mentioned on Kevin Carson's Mutualist Blog back in June, 2005.

1 comment:

Kenneth R. Gregg said...

I've been on the lookout for the Huntington set for a good number of years, but have only been able to find a couple through booksellers. I do hope that Google Books actually makes the entire ten volumes available as this is an invaluable sourcebook on the single tax enclaves. These intentional communities were an important adjunct to the single tax strategies Many of the nonpolitical single taxers (such as Spencer Heath) and anarchists were actively involved in them.

They were built on the best strengths of the single taxers and were largely an expression of the libertarian strands in the movement.

Just a thought.
Just Ken