Zwicker's recollections of his life at the Icaria founded in the deserted Mormon city of Nauvoo, Illinois, from early 1851 to late 1854 were written under the (phonetically spelled) title "Fore jears experiens of a Communistic Life" (hereafter referred to as "Four Years' Experience of a Communistic Life").
He probably migrated to Louisiana independently then fell in with a larger group of German followers of Cabet who sought to reach the Illinois Icaria once the community (itself established in 1849) was on a firmer footing.
Today, Icaria is considered one of the world's five Blue Zones -- places where the population regularly lives to an advanced age (one in three make it into their 90s).
He belongs to a lost generation of keyboard tappers who are about as much use on a survival course in Icaria as waxed wings were to Icarus.
Citoyennes and Icaria is a monograph comprised of twelve chapters.
The "utopia" Cabet envisioned and set out as the ideal in his novel, Travels in Icaria, was negated by his concern that the communities would be perceived as havens of "free love," and then by the regimentation and hard work imposed on women in Nauvoo, Illinois and, later, in Missouri and Iowa.
At least that is what one thinks when reading the title, Travels in Icaria
. It is misleading however, for the title is not correct.
The island on which his body was washed ashore was later named Icaria
Erigone In Greek mythology, daughter of Icarius, the hero of the Attic deme (township) of Icaria
. Her father, who had been taught by the god Dionysus to make wine, gave some to several shepherds, who became intoxicated.