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Visiting the Shakers, 1778-1849: Watervliet, Hancock, Tyringham, New Lebanon

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Visiting the Shakers is a compilation of ninety-eight accounts written by visitors to four Shaker villages. According to the preface by Elizabeth De Wolfe, "This volume gathers together these period observations, ranging from short diary entries to lengthy periodical articles. The majority of these sources have not been seen in print for more than 150 years. An award-winning independent scholar, Wergland guides the contemporary reader through the phenomenon of 'visiting the Shakers,' providing the social and historical context for the praise and criticism offered by these numerous and diverse visitors."

  • Format: Softcover
  • Pages: 382
  • Publisher: Couper Press
  • Publication Year: 2007
  • ISBN: 978-0-9796448-0-1