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The Resource Sisters in the faith : Shaker women and equality of the sexes, Glendyne R. Wergland

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

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Sisters in the faith : Shaker women and equality of the sexes
Title
Sisters in the faith
Title remainder
Shaker women and equality of the sexes
Statement of responsibility
Glendyne R. Wergland
Title variation
Shaker women and equality of the sexes
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In 1788, following the death of charismatic founder Mother Ann Lee, the celibate religious group known as the Shakers set out to institutionalize equality of the sexes in their theology, government, and daily practice. In this book, Glendyne Wergland evaluates how well they succeeded in that mission
  • Drawing on an extensive archive of primary documents, Wergland discusses topics ranging from girlhood, health, and dress to why women joined the Shakers and how they were viewed by those outside their community. She analyzes the division of labor between men and women, showing that there was considerable cooperation and reciprocity in carrying out most tasksùfrom food production to laundering to gathering firewoodùeven as gendered conflicts remained
  • In her conclusion, Wergland draws together all of these threads to show that Shaker communities achieved a remarkable degree of gender equality at a time when women elsewhere still suffered under the legal and social strictures of the traditional patriarchal order. In so doing, she argues, the experience of Shaker women served as a model for promoting women's rights in American political culture. --Book Jacket
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digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
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Wergland, Glendyne R
Dewey number
289/.8082
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
BX9789.W7
LC item number
W47 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shakers
  • Shaker women
  • Equality
  • Shakers
  • Shakers
  • RELIGION
  • Equality
  • Frau
  • Religiöses Leben
  • Geschlechterrolle
Label
Sisters in the faith : Shaker women and equality of the sexes, Glendyne R. Wergland
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Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-216) and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. 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 -- pt. 2. 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
Control code
891464792
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 228 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613760536
Lccn
2010050041
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  • lossless
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Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5n1c63
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)891464792
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Sisters in the faith : Shaker women and equality of the sexes, Glendyne R. Wergland
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-216) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. 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 -- pt. 2. 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
Control code
891464792
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 228 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613760536
Lccn
2010050041
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5n1c63
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)891464792
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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