History

Minimalists in History

Aristotle

Aurora Colony

Ray Stannard Baker

Edward Bok

Ralph Borsodi

Brook Farm

Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama)

Cult of Domesticity

Diogenes

Andrew Jackson Downing

Early Republicans

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Epictetus

Epicurus

Fruitlands

Mahatma Gandhi

Guild of St Joseph and St Dominic

Jesus of Nazareth

Arthur Morgan

William Morris

Lao-Tzu

Lewis Mumford

Nashville Agrarians

Scott and Helen Nearing

Peace Pilgrim

Puritans

Progressives in the Early 1900s

Quakers

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Shakers (also see here, herehere and here)

Socrates

Stoics

Henry David Thoreau

Transcendentalists

US in World War II

If you’re really interested in this topic, you may also want to read The Simple Life: Plain Living and High Thinking in American Culture, by David E. Shi.

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