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A bruised idealist : David Lamson, Hopedale and the Shakers : reprinting the known corpus of works by David Lamson, including Two years' experience among the Shakers, and articles from the practical Christian

Author: Peter Hoehnle; David R Lamson
Publisher: Clinton, N.Y. : Richard W. Couper Press, 2010.
Series: American communal societies series, no. 3.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English
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"In 1848, David R. Lamson published his account of the Hancock Shaker Village community, Two years' experience among the Shakers. Although written by a man who had turned against the Shaker community in which he had once lived, Lamson's book presents accurate detail about life in a community at the height of the Shaker movement. This reprinting of Lamson's classic account includes a biographical essay about this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Controversial literature
Named Person: David R Lamson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Hoehnle; David R Lamson
ISBN: 9780979644870 0979644879
OCLC Number: 659750135
Description: xiv, 280 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: A bruised idealist : David Rich Lamson (1806-1886) --
Two years' experience among the Shakers --
Appendices. Earthly and heavenly wisdom ; A word introductory ; Non-resistance ; Communities (editorial by Adin Ballou) ; Excommunication, no. 1 ; Excommunication, no. 2 ; The excommunication correction ; Communities ; Reorganization of society ; David R. Lamson (editorial by George Stacy) ; List of individuals mentioned in Two years' experience among the Shakers.
Series Title: American communal societies series, no. 3.
Other Titles: David Lamson, Hopedale and the Shakers
Responsibility: compiled by Peter Hoehnle.

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"In 1848, David R. Lamson published his account of the Hancock Shaker Village community, Two years' experience among the Shakers. Although written by a man who had turned against the Shaker community in which he had once lived, Lamson's book presents accurate detail about life in a community at the height of the Shaker movement. This reprinting of Lamson's classic account includes a biographical essay about this enigmatic Jacksonian era reformer and his experiences, both with the Shakers and the Hopedale Community, as well as biographical information on all of the individuals mentioned in his landmark Shaker account."--Back cover.

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