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The Shakers : hands to work, hearts to God

Author: Ken BurnsAmy StechlerWendy TilghmanTom LewisDavid G McCulloughAll authors
Publisher: Atlanta, GA : PBS Home Video : Turner Home Entertainment, ©1996.
Series: Ken Burns' America collection.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Called Shakers due to their ecstatic dancing, this religious group practiced pacifism, feminism, freedom from prejudice, natural health, and celibacy. They were the most enduring religious experiment in American history and are remembered today for their life of simplicity and their furniture.
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Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Burns; Amy Stechler; Wendy Tilghman; Tom Lewis; David G McCullough; Florentine Films.; WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.); WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.). Television Laboratory.; PBS Home Video.; Turner Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 0780613805 9780780613805
OCLC Number: 53214325
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally produced in 1984. Originally broadcast on television in 1985.
"c1989 Florentine Films."--Container.
A production of Florentine Films and the Television Laboratory at WNET/Thirteen.
Credits: Cinematography, Ken Burns, Terry Hopkins ; music, Sabbathday Lake Shakers, Jesse Carr.
Performer(s): Narrated by David McCullough.
Target Audience: General.
Description: 1 videocassette (58 min.) : sd., col. with b&w segments ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: Ken Burns' America collection.
Other Titles: Hands to work, hearts to God
Responsibility: Florentine Films ; WNET ; produced and directed by Ken Burns, Amy Stechler Burns ; written by Amy Stechler Burns, Wendy Tilghman, Tom Lewis.

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Called Shakers due to their ecstatic dancing, this religious group practiced pacifism, feminism, freedom from prejudice, natural health, and celibacy. They were the most enduring religious experiment in American history and are remembered today for their life of simplicity and their furniture.

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