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Issachar Bates : a Shaker's journey

Author: Carol Medlicott
Publisher: Hanover : University Press of New England, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A biography of a key western Shaker in early America

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Issachar Bates
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Medlicott
ISBN: 9781611684193 1611684196 9781611684346 161168434X
OCLC Number: 818143825
Description: xxii, 424 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction. "Now here's my faith I'll speak it plain" --
"Signs and wonders" : early life, spiritual preparation, and the coming of the Shakers --
"Take the bloody track of war" : A fifer in the American Revolution --
"I'm journeying with those who I love in the flesh" : Issachar Bates as husband and provider --
"A testimony as hot as flames" : Shaker conversion and early travels --
"Like God's hunters" : seeking kindred in the West --
"Thorns and thistles did abound" : the growth of the Shaker West --
"What trials yet before us lay?" : Tribulation on the Wabash --
"And with much animation we lived at Busro" : an elder in Indiana --
"Remnant of the tribe of Issachar" : the Bates kinship network in the Shaker East --
"The cockatrice still wants a place in Zion's lovely regions" : transformations in the Shaker West --
"Tribulation worketh patience" : a bitter close in the West --
"So I'll relinquish all demands" : journey's end at New Lebanon --
Epilogue. "Elder Issachar seems to be continually at hand" --
Appendix 1. Bates family tree --
Appendix 2. Songs and poems by Issachar Bates --
Appendix 3. Songs by Issachar Bates's children.
Responsibility: Carol Medlicott.

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This biography is so rich and multi-dimensional that it becomes far more than simply a contribution to Shaker studies In particular, it should have special appeal to anyone interested in pioneer life Read more...

 
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