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Author Wergland, Glendyne R

Title Sisters in the faith : Shaker women and equality of the sexes / Glendyne R. Wergland

Publ Info Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, [2011]
 CCRI-Lincoln  BX9789 .W7 W47 2011    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  BX9789.W7 W47 2011    AVAILABLE
 Salve Main Collection  BX9789.W7 W47 2011    AVAILABLE
 URI  BX9789.W7 W47 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xiii, 228 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 175-216) and index
Contents 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 -- 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
LC subject Shaker women -- Religious life
Shakers -- History
Equality -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
Alt Title Shaker women and equality of the sexes
ISBN 9781558498631 (pbk. : alk. paper)