Nashoba (năshōˈbə) [key], former community, Shelby co., SW Tenn., on the Wolf River just E of Memphis. It was established (1825) by Frances Wright and others, influenced by the model of New Harmony, to educate specially purchased slaves for freedom. Poor management and disease led to its collapse (1829). In 1830 the slaves were taken to Haiti.
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