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The story of the Shakers

Author: Flo Morse
Publisher: Woodstock, Vermont : The Countryman Press, [1986] ©1986
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Put your hands to work and your hearts to God," Mother Ann Lee told her spiritual children more than 200 years ago. Today, public appreciation of the Shakers and their works has never been keener. The Story of the Shakers by Flo Morse, an expanded version of her earlier book, Yankee Communes: Another American Way, offers a stimulating, graceful summary of Shaker beliefs and the way of life that still endures. --
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Flo Morse
ISBN: 0881500623 9780881500622
OCLC Number: 13008880
Notes: Reprint of two selections from the author's Yankee communes: The Shakers : hands to work and hearts to God and The Shakers : the gift of community.
With new foreword and afterword.
Description: xiii, 109 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
Contents: Foreword : The Shakers : a religious community in an American tradition --
Hands to work and hearts to God --
The gift of community --
Afterword : Changes : the Shakers in the 1980s --
Where to find Shaker collections in museums and libraries --
Other books of interest --
For further reading.
Other Titles: Hands to work and hearts to God.
Gift of community.
Responsibility: Flo Morse.

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