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Mr. Lincoln's chair : the Shakers and their quest for peace

Author: Anita Sanchez; Joan Jobson
Publisher: Granville, Ohio : McDonald & Woodward Pub., ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mr. Lincoln's Chair provides an interesting and engaging look at the Shakers, one of the most complex but largely ignored religious groups and one of the most unusual and successful Utopian communities in American history. The book tells the story of the Shakers from their tumultuous beginnings in the eighteenth century to the present day. It provides a broad overview of Shaker history, culture, religion, life, and
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Named Person: Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anita Sanchez; Joan Jobson
ISBN: 9780939923946 0939923947
OCLC Number: 310171794
Description: v, 196 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: A place where it is always Sunday --
The slaughter pen of the nation --
Sweet Shaker life --
This blessed fire --
Millennial laws --
Laboring for the Lord --
Love made visible --
Arise, O my children --
A fire bell in the night --
Sitting on a volcano --
"Open wide!" --
Cease to do evil --
Seasoned with grace --
Mr. Lincoln's chair --
The great crime --
The valley of love and delight.
Responsibility: by Anita Sanchez ; illustrations by Joan Jobson.

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Mr. Lincoln's Chair provides an interesting and engaging look at the Shakers, one of the most complex but largely ignored religious groups and one of the most unusual and successful Utopian communities in American history. The book tells the story of the Shakers from their tumultuous beginnings in the eighteenth century to the present day. It provides a broad overview of Shaker history, culture, religion, life, and work, and presents the Shakers against the backdrop of the Civil War, contrasting their peaceful and productive lives with the carnage of America's bloodiest battles. The book details the Shakers' struggle to obtain legal conscientious objector status, a quest that led them all the way to the White House and an audience with President Abraham Lincoln.

This is for anyone interested in the Shakers, their unique way of life, and their world famous furniture and architecture. For Civil War buffs, or for anyone fascinated by the rich life of Abraham Lincoln, the book takes a look at Lincoln from a different point of view - the Commander-in-Chief of America's bloodiest war seen through the eyes of America's first conscientious objectors. The book also includes brief up-to-date descriptions of all Shaker sites, listed state by state from Maine to Florida. It describes the museums and restored villages, archeological sites, and the all-but-forgotten sites at which few if any traces of the Shakers remain.

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