Life and Adventures of Capt. Jacob D. Armstrong

TitleLife and Adventures of Capt. Jacob D. Armstrong
Year for Search1852
Authors[Meeker], [Nathaniel Cook] [supposed author](1817-79)
Date Published1852
PublisherDeWitt & Davenport
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Eutopia. A ship wrecks on the island of Nede, which is inhabited by simple people (with no secondary sexual characteristics), who live a happy life of idleness in complete equality. Vegetarian; work to grow food. Perpetual Spring. No snakes. No religion. An elaborate funeral ritual is described. The discovery of iron leads the shipwrecked sailors to introduce the dystopian modern world of work, money, theft, law, government, newspapers, and alcohol.

Info Notes

The book is copyrighted by Nathan C. Meeker, which is the basis for the attribution. 

Holding Institutions

AAS, W2,1693

Author Note

Meeker was born in 1817 as Nathaniel but always used Nathan. He gave 1814 on his marriage certificate to appear older than his wife, and the book is most often cataloged with the wrong date. Meeker was a member of the Trumbull Phalanx in Ohio and founder of the Union Colony in Colorado. He died in 1879.

Full Text

1852 [Meeker, Nathaniel Cook, supposed author] (1817-79). Life and Adventures of Capt. Jacob D. Armstrong. New York: DeWitt & Davenport. The book is copyrighted by Nathan C. Meeker, which is the basis for the attribution.  AAS, W2,1693

Eutopia. A ship wrecks on the island of Nede, which is inhabited by simple people (with no secondary sexual characteristics), who live a happy life of idleness in complete equality. Vegetarian; work to grow food. Perpetual Spring. No snakes. No religion. An elaborate funeral ritual is described. The discovery of iron leads the shipwrecked sailors to introduce the dystopian modern world of work, money, theft, law, government, newspapers, and alcohol. Meeker was born in 1817 as Nathaniel but always used Nathan. He gave 1814 on his marriage certificate to appear older than his wife, and the book is most often cataloged with the wrong date. Meeker was a member of the Trumbull Phalanx in Ohio and founder of the Union Colony in Colorado. He died in 1879.