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Historical dictionary of the Shakers

Author: Stephen Paterwic
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2008.
Series: Historical dictionaries of religions, philosophies, and movements, no. 87.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing, commonly known as the Shakers, followed Mother Ann Lee to the United States in 1774 when life in England became difficult. In the United States, they established several colonies whose governing principals included celibacy and agrarian communal living. Even at its peak, however, Shakerism claimed only about 4,500 members. Today, except for one active  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Paterwic, Stephen.
Historical dictionary of the Shakers.
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2008
(DLC) 2008009185
(OCoLC)213384847
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Paterwic
ISBN: 9780810862555 0810862557
OCLC Number: 251446822
Description: 1 online resource (xli, 326 pages).
Contents: Editor's Foreword; Endorsement; Preface; Chronology; Introduction; Dictionary; Appendixes; Bibliography; Author.
Series Title: Historical dictionaries of religions, philosophies, and movements, no. 87.
Responsibility: Stephen J. Paterwic.
Local System Bib Number:
135122

Abstract:

The United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing, commonly known as the Shakers, followed Mother Ann Lee to the United States in 1774 when life in England became difficult. In the United States, they established several colonies whose governing principals included celibacy and agrarian communal living. Even at its peak, however, Shakerism claimed only about 4,500 members. Today, except for one active community in Sabbathday, Maine, the great Shaker villages are diminished, but the Shakers leftan enduring impact on the religion and culture of the United States. The Historical Dicti.
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The new text, endorsed by the Sabbathday Lake Shakers, is essential for religious-studies and social-science courses studying Shakers. * Booklist, January 2009 * Clearly written, the work adheres to Read more...

 
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