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This engrossing book is the first general history of the Shakers from their origins in eighteenth-century England to the present day. Drawing on written and oral testimony by Shakers over the past two centuries, Stephen J. Stein offers a full and often revisionist account of the movement: the powerful charismatic leaders, the years of maturation and growth before the Civil War, the subsequent decline in fortune, and its adjustments to twentieth-century society.
The Shakers, once a radical religious sect despised and harassed by their fellow Americans, have in more recent times become celebrated for their communal way of life, their pacifism and equality, and not least for their handicrafts. This book is a history of the Shaker belief.
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