Historical Dictionary of the Shakers (Historical Dictionaries of Religions) (Hardcover)
This second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Shakers contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on Shaker communities, industries, individual families, and important people.
Stephen J. Paterwic recently retired from the West Springfield Public Schools. He is a frequent presenter at Shaker seminars and forums and he is the author of numerous articles on the Shakers. He currently serves as an overseer of Hancock Shaker Village in Massachusetts and is a trustee of Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village in Maine. The Shakers of Sabbathday Lake have been his lifelong friends and provide inspiration for his spiritual life.