"Another Glimpse of the Future"

Title"Another Glimpse of the Future"
Year for Search1831
AuthorsSalem [pseud.]
Secondary TitleIllinois Monthly Magazine (Vandalia, IL)
Volume / Edition1.12
Pagination563-69
Date PublishedSeptember 1831
Annotation

Critique of 1830 Bluffdale that says the dystopian aspects of his future did not happen by showing Alton, Illinois, 300 years in the future when it is a large city. Focus on a large building with lecture halls, art galleries, a museum, and observatories. There are still rich and poor but everyone was adequately clothed, fed and housed. Pervasive religion with a wide range of denominations and a place of worship for every thousand inhabitants plus other places where people met. Stress on cleanliness, simplicity, and order.

Pseudonym

Salem [pseud.]

Holding Institutions

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Full Text

1831 Salem [pseud.]. “Another Glimpse of the Future.” Illinois Monthly Magazine (Vandalia, IL) 1.12 (September 1831): 563-69. MoU-St

Critique of 1830 Bluffdale that says the dystopian aspects of his future did not happen by showing Alton, Illinois, 300 years in the future when it is a large city. Focus on a large building with lecture halls, art galleries, a museum, and observatories. There are still rich and poor but everyone was adequately clothed, fed and housed. Pervasive religion with a wide range of denominations and a place of worship for every thousand inhabitants plus other places where people met. Stress on cleanliness, simplicity, and order.