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Essential Book of Shaker

In the late 1700s the Shakers established the first and only truly Utopian communities in America. Dedicated to God and each other, they worked together to create societies separate from the concerns and conflicts of the everyday world. Eighteen Shaker communities were established, from Maine to Kentucky. They built their own homes, churches, and furnishings, considering first what was useful and doing away with any unnecessary detai...