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Works: 5,874 works in 9,957 publications in 1 language and 178,082 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Hymns  Biographies  Trivia and miscellanea  Controversial literature  History  Trials, litigation, etc  Songs and music 
Roles: Performer, Other, Musician
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Most widely held works about Shakers
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Most widely held works by Shakers
The Shaker manifesto : official monthly, published by the United Societies( )

in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brief exposition of the established principles and regulations of the United Society of Believers called Shakers by Shakers( )

11 editions published between 1832 and 1879 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Testimonies concerning the character and ministry of Mother Ann Lee and the first witnesses of the gospel of Christ's second appearing by Shakers( Book )

7 editions published in 1827 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Manifesto( )

in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simple wisdom : Shaker sayings, poems, and songs( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Shaker quarterly( )

in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New view of society : tracts ralative to this subject by Robert Owen( )

6 editions published in 1818 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A holy, sacred, and divine roll and book : from the Lord God of heaven, to the inhabitants of earth by Philemon Stewart( )

1 edition published in 1843 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shaker and Shakeress monthly( )

in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Shaker musical legacy( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book brings more than one hundred previously unpublished Shaker songs to the attention of scholar, performers, and aficionados of folk music. A Shaker Musical Legacy introduces Shaker songs and dances that Brother Ricardo Belden, the last male member of the Hancock Shakers, gave in original manuscript form to Jerry and Sybil Count, the first directors of the Shaker Village Camp. The Opdahls have selected from and transcribed this music and included dance directions to honor Brother Ricardo's hope that doing so would keep alive a part of the Shaker heritage." "The songs are transcribed as modern musical scores for use by contemporary musicians and singers. Many examples are also shown in their original Shaker musical notation. Step-by-step instructions show how to perform the dances as the Shakers themselves danced them. Explanatory notes introduce each of nine musical sections."--BOOK JACKET
The Shaker( )

in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1878, the main Shaker periodical changed title from The Shaker to The Shaker manifesto. At the same time, the place of publication moved from New York to Shaker Village, N.H. The New Hampshire printers composed a trial issue, not for general distribution, to assist in the transition from a folio to a quarto format. The articles were contributed in part by Shaker children. The trial issue carries the same numbering as the first issue of The Shaker manifesto but the content is completely different. Only 50 copies of the trial issue were printed. Cf. David D. Newell Shaker Literature
Observations on the natural and constitutional rights of conscience : in relation to military requisitions on the people called Shakers by Shakers( )

2 editions published in 1816 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The decision of the Court of Appeals (in Kentucky) : in a case of much interest to religious communities in general, and to the Shakers in particular by Kentucky( )

2 editions published in 1834 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Shaker( )

in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Devoted to the exposition of religion, according to Shaker theology."
Testimonies of the life, character, revelations and doctrines of Mother Ann Lee, and the elders with her : through whom the word of eternal life was opened in this day of Christ's second appearing by Shakers( Book )

4 editions published in 1888 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction, birth, parentage, religious exercises and sufferings of Ann Lee; her revelation and testimony; voyage to America -- Mother's experience and sufferings in America, previous to the opening of the gospel -- First interview of the people in this country with Mother and the elders, with some questions and answers that passed between them -- First interview of different individuals with Mother and the elders -- The subject continued -- The subject continued -- Sketches of Mother's experience and sufferings in England, as related by herself, at different times -- Mother's persecution in England, as related by herself, and those who came with her to this country -- Mother converses with Eleazer Grant and others. Some further particulars of her persecution in England-- mission and voyage to America, &c. -- The wicked alarmed at the spreading of the gospel-- Mother and the elders imprisoned at Albany--many stirred up to inquiry, and the work still increases--Mother sent to Poughkeepsie jail, &c. -- The church visited at Watervlist--the gospel increases--Mother sets out on a journey to the eastward--visits Tucconock, Enfield, and Grafton, and arrives at Harvard. The inhabitants alarmed by false reports, &c. -- Mother and the elders visit Petersham. Meeting at David Hammond's disturbed by a mob--Mother shamefully and cruelly abused -- Mother and the elders return to Harvard. They are threatened, and ordered to leave the place. After much affliction, they leave Harvard, and go to Enfield, from whence they are driven by a mob--they go to Ashfield, afterward return to Harvard, &c. -- The believers driven from Harvard, and cruelly abused by a riotous mob -- Mother visits Norton, Rehoboth and Stonington--thence through Preston and Windham to Stafford--thence to Enfield, Cheshire, and Ashfield -- At Ashfield Mother is visited by great multitudes of people--great manifestations of the power of God, and great purging among the people--a mob excited by Daniel Bacon -- Mother and the elders return to Harvard--by the complaints of a deaf and dumb man a mob is raised, and assembled at Shirley. The elders taken from Shirley to Harvard and whipped -- Mother and the elders leave Harvard, and visit Petersham--a mob assembles, the believers abused, and Aaron Wood knocked down--Mother and the elders go to Joseph Bennet's in Cheshire--thence to Richmond -- Great opposition from the wicked instigated by Senior Valentine Rathbun, Mother and the elders taken with a warrant,and tried by a court of justices. Samuel Fitch and brethren committed to jail. Opposition continues--Mother visits the prisoners--returns through West Stockbridge, &c. -- Mother arrives at New Lebanon; meeting at John Bishop's--Mother visits a number of families in and around New Lebanon--goes to Jabez Spencer's in Stephentown; and returns again to New Lebanon -- A persecuting mob is raised--Mother carried before Eleazar Grant; cruelly abused, and driven out of New Lebanon -- Mother and the elders return to Nathan Farrington's--A mob surrounds the house at night--Mother proceeds on her journey--stays at E. Kapp's, and is driven off by a mob, arrives at Niskayuns, &c. -- Great manifestations of God in Mother; Christ her head, Lord and Husband -- Prophecies, visions, and revelations -- The subject continued -- The subject continued -- The gospel preached to departed spirits -- The confession of sin -- Miraculous gifts -- Counsel in temporal things--industry, cleanliness, prudence, economy, giving of alms and charity to the poor -- Promises to the faithful--counsel and instruction to young people. Concerning children--concerning beats -- Reproof and instruction -- Public teaching, doctrinal speeches; exhortations, &c. -- The subject continued -- Speeches to individuals, on various occasions -- The subject continued -- The subject continued -- Sketches of the life and character of Elder William Lee -- Some further sketches of the life and character of Mother Ann Lee -- Sketches of the life, character, and ministry of Father James Whittaker -- The subject continued -- Of the judgments of God
Early Shaker spirituals by R. Mildred Barker( Recording )

7 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Simple wisdom : Shaker sayings, poems, and songs
A Shaker musical legacyThe people called Shakers : a search for the perfect societyThe Shaker experience in America : a history of the United Society of BelieversWormwoodMother's first-born daughters : early Shaker writings on women and religionShakers, Mormons, and religious worlds : conflicting visions, contested boundariesThe seeker : a novel
Alternative Names

controlled identityUnited Society of Shakers, Sabbathday Lake, Inc.




American shakers

Believers of Chosen Land

Church of Christ

Church of Christ's Second Appearing


Les Shakers

Millennial Church

Order of Young Believers in the United Society



sékerek keresztény közösség




Shaker Society



Shakers asketisk protestantisk frikyrkorörelse eller sekt

Shakers Christian monastic denomination

Shakers organización religiosa estadounidense

Shakers protestanti puritani

Sociedad de Shakers


United Society

United Society of Believers

United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearance

United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing

United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Coming

United Society of Shakers

United Society of True Believers


Шейкеры христианская религиозная организация

שייקרים זרם נוצרי שצמח מתוך זרם הקווייקרים

シェイカー (キリスト教)


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