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One Shaker life : Isaac Newton Youngs, 1793-1865

Author: Glendyne R Wergland
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©2006.
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A rare inside look at the life of an ordinary Shaker.

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Genre/Form: Biography
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Wergland, Glendyne R.
One Shaker life.
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, c2006
(OCoLC)607745775
Named Person: Isaac N Youngs; Isaac Newton Youngs; Isaac N Youngs
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Glendyne R Wergland
ISBN: 1558495231 9781558495234 1558495223 9781558495227
OCLC Number: 61179507
Description: xv, 247 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Shaker society : an overview --
Isaac Newton Youngs's childhood and youth, 1793-1807 --
Youth and lust : a snare of Satan to beguile the soul, 1818-1823 --
Rebellion in Shaker society : learning humility, 1818-1827 --
Clockmaking : the Youngs family traditions and Shaker change, 1800-1840 --
Journey to the western societies : a respite from work, 1834 --
Intimacy between men in Shaker society --
Shaker worship, Isaac Newton Youngs, and the era of manifestations --
Spiritual autobiography : the journey of life, 1848 --
Perfectionism and overwork in middle age --
Tailoring : a burden for six decades --
The final years, 1853-1865.
Responsibility: Glendyne R. Wergland.
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"We know very little about the lived experience of Shakerism from the individual's point of view. Youngs's numerous writings, both public and private, make it possible for Wergland to reconstruct a Read more...

 
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