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"O sisters ain't you happy?" : gender, family, and community among the Harvard and Shirley Shakers, 1781-1918

Author: Suzanne Ruth Thurman
Publisher: Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2002.
Series: Women and gender in North American religions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Drawing on archival material from Shaker members, observers, and apostates, this work offers a study of life in two of the oldest, most prominent American Shaker villages: the Harvard and Shirley  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Suzanne Ruth Thurman
ISBN: 0815629060 9780815629061 0815629346 9780815629344
OCLC Number: 46975078
Description: xi, 262 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Planting the "Gospel" 11 --
2. Gathering the Believers 24 --
3. Constructing Community 41 --
4. The Boundaries of Gender 54 --
5. Labor and Gender 67 --
6. Creating an Identity 80 --
7. The Era of Manifestations 94 --
8. The Woman Question 114 --
9. Embracing the World 129 --
10. The Price of Worldliness 143 --
11. The Dissolution of Harvard and Shirley 159.
Series Title: Women and gender in North American religions.
Responsibility: Suzanne R. Thurman.
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