The Story of the Shakers

The Story of the Shakers

by Flo Morse

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Featuring a new introduction, a compassionate look at a religious movement that shaped America

“Put your hands to work and your hearts to God,” Mother Ann Lee told her spiritual children more than 200 years ago. Today, as the number of Shakers has dwindled to only a handful, the story of the Shakers has never been more important to record and understand. In this classic book featuring a brand-new introduction, Flo Morse offers a stimulating, graceful summary of Shaker beliefs and the way of life that still endures among a chosen few.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781581573411
Publisher: Countryman Press, The
Publication date: 02/01/2016
Edition description: Revised Edition
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Flo Morse, a former writer for the New York Herald Tribune, has been called “a caring spokesperson” for the Shaker community. She lives with her family in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

The Shaker Communities (map) 4

Preface The Shakers: A Religious Community in an American Tradition 7

Hands to Work and Hearts to God 9

The Gift of Community 37

Epilogue Changes: The Shakers in the Shadow of a New Millennium 71

Afterword Chosen Land: 2016- 91

Where to Find Shaker Collections in Museums and Libraries 95

Bibliography 99

Other Books of Interest 101

For Further Reading 105

Index 107

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