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Nashoba(năshō`bə), former community, Shelby co., SW Tenn., on the Wolf River just E of Memphis. It was established (1825) by Frances WrightWright, Frances
(Fanny Wright), 1795–1852, Scottish-American reformer, later known as Mme Darusmont, b. Dundee, Scotland. After her first tour (1818–20) of the United States she wrote an enthusiastic account of her travels,
..... Click the link for more information. and others, influenced by the model of New HarmonyNew Harmony,
town (1990 pop. 846), Posey co., SW Ind., on the Wabash River; founded 1814 by the Harmony Society under George Rapp. In 1825 the Harmonists sold their holdings to Robert Owen and moved to Economy, Pa., where their sect survived into the early 1900s.
..... Click the link for more information. , to educate specially purchased slaves for freedom. Poor management and disease led to its collapse (1829). In 1830 the slaves were taken to Haiti.