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From Shaker lands and Shaker hands : a survey of the industries

Author: M Stephen Miller
Publisher: Hanover : University Press of New England, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shaker communities grew and thrived during a period of tremendous social and cultural changes in nineteenth- and twentieth-century America. This title documents the breadth and depth of the  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: M Stephen Miller
ISBN: 9781584656296 1584656298
OCLC Number: 74029219
Description: xv, 190 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Contents: Foreword / by Gerard C. Wertkin --
Preface --
Introduction --
Who were the Shakers? / by Stephen Paterwic --
What are the Shakers? / by the Sabbathday Lake Shakers --
part I: Products of the lands. Garden seeds --
Medicinal herbs and preparations --
Food products --
part II: Products of the hands. Woodenware --
Fancy goods --
Textiles --
Other industries.
Responsibility: M. Stephen Miller.
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