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Sisters in the faith : Shaker women and equality of the sexes

Author: Glendyne R Wergland
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©2011.
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Explores gender relations within a religious community that banned sex and marriage

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wergland, Glendyne R.
Sisters in the faith.
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©2011
(OCoLC)768288565
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Glendyne R Wergland
ISBN: 9781558498631 9781558498624 1558498621 155849863X
OCLC Number: 632133159
Description: xiii, 228 pages, [20] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Joining the Shakers --
Ann Lee --
The short marriage of Mother Lucy Wright --
Why women joined the Shakers, 1780-1840 --
Shaker girlhood --
Chastity and the Shaker cap --
pt. 2. Work and worship --
The world's views of Shaker sisters, 1782-1865 --
Work, reciprocity, equality, and union --
Gendered conflict among the Shakers --
Abuse by spirit messages during the era of manifestations --
The New Lebanon deaconesses' bonnet business, 1835-1850 --
Conclusions on Shaker equality of the sexes.
Other Titles: Shaker women and equality of the sexes
Responsibility: Glendyne R. Wergland.

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