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The Shaker Experience in America: A History of the United Society of Believers Paperback – February 23, 1994
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And that history is important, particularly if you want to understand the US during the nineteenth century. These highly successful communities managed to contribute to the fabric of a nation while living out their ideals of celibacy, simplicity of life, separation from the world, and community of goods. Industrialization and the US Civil War caused the circumstances that led to their inevitable decline, as the new country became more interested in class struggle than utopian visions.
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Rich experience of the many Shaker communities . A valuable history of a misunderstood religious sect.Published 24 months ago by Carole A. Johnson
I am an employee at a Shaker Village and this is THE source if you want an accurate, concise history of the Shakers.Published on June 14, 2013 by Micajah Burnett
As someone who drank the Edward Deming Andrews cool-aid practically from birth, I was delighted to find a detailed, well-sourced account of what we can know about the Shakers from... Read morePublished on May 30, 2010 by M. Lucey Bowen
This book is an exhaustively researched reference with a detailed look at the Shaker experience from their earliest beginnings to the present day. Read morePublished on May 12, 2009 by M. Storrow