In her account of the founding, golden years, and eventual demise of the two Massachusetts villages, Thurman (history, U. of Alabama- Huntsville) augments the narrative history with discussion of how gender, family, and community functioned in them. They were founded by English-born visionary Ann Lee. She called her sect the United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing, but they were commonly known as Shakers or Believers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Published December 1, 2001
by Syracuse Univ Pr (Sd).
History, Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality.