Historical Dictionary of the ShakerseBook - 2008
The United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing, commonly known as the Shakers, followed Mother Ann Lee to the United States in 1774 when life in England became difficult. In the United States, they established several colonies whose governing principals included celibacy and agrarian communal living. Even at its peak, however, Shakerism claimed only about 4,500 members. Today, except for one active community in Sabbathday, Maine, the great Shaker villages are diminished, but the Shakers leftan enduring impact on the religion and culture of the United States. The Historical Dicti.
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2008
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xli, 326 pages)