Utopian dreams in the new world and for the new woman: The influence of utopian socialism in first wave feminism: The case of Marie Howland and Topolobambo's community.
Copyright: HISPANIA NOVA es una revista debidamente registrada, con ISSN 1138-7319 y Depósito Legal M 9472-1998. The Americas were originally conceived as the ideal place to develop utopian projects.. This utopian spirit renewed its energy in the 19th century. Utopian Socialism and, particularly, Charles Fourier's thought inspired the creation of ideal communities in the United States and Latin America. Marie Howland was the ideologue, and one of the creators and leaders of the ideal city project developed during the last quarter of the nineteenth century in Topolobampo, Sinaloa - following the publication of her novel Papa's own girl,. Howland tried to put into practice the ideas on free love and liberation of women through a community model of domestic work and economic independence that she developed in her book. Her endeavours faced the resistance of men who were not up to the new woman.