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1 Sampson, Joseph Adam Hall (Shakers) REMAINS OF JOSEPH A.H. SAMPSON Born At Marshfield, 10th Month, 20th, 1805, Died At New Lebanon, 12th Month, 14th, 1825, Aged 20 Years.
Rochester E. F. Marshall 1827 BOARDS Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
24mo 5" - 6" tall; 59+1p. pages; "Published by the Request of His Friends for the Benefit of Youth" "Printed by E. F. Marshall For Procter Simpson of New-Lebanon. " Small piece (1") of upper right corner of page 59 lacking, having been pulled carelessly, not affecting text of "Contents" page but causing about 10 words on p.58 to be missing. Pages 49-58 contain a "Short account of the death of Polly Lawrence" Leather spine lacking 1/4" at head & heel. 
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2 Stein, Stephen J. THE SHAKER EXPERIENCE IN AMERICA : A HISTORY OF THE UNITED SOCIETY OF BELIEVERS (New Copy with a Tiny Fault)
New Haven Yale University Press 1992 0300059337 / 9780300059335 Softcover New 
8vo; xx, 554 pages; New, unread copy which may have a tiny crease on the cover. Contents : Pt. 1. A New and Strange Religion: The Age of the Founders, 1747-1787. Background. Beginnings in America. An Apostate’s View. Ann Lee’s Public Ministry: An Insider’s View. The Teachings of the First Witnesses. The Close of the Age of the Founders -- pt. 2. The Gathering and Building of the Church: The Establishment of the United Society, 1787-1826. The Beginnings of Communitarianism. The Ministration of Lucy Wright. Expansion into the West. The Origins of Shaker Theology. The Creation of a History. The Consolidation of the Millennial Church. The Close of the Formative Period -- pt. 3. Too Much of the Wind, Fire, and Earthquake: The Maturation and Revitalization of the Society, 1827-1875. A New Generation of Leaders. The Economics of Community. The Social Situation. The Spiritualistic Revivals. The Legacy of the Manifestations. The Changing Situation. The View from the Outside. The Closing of the Middle Period -- pt. 4. In the Van of an Advancing Host: The Transformation of the Society, 1876-1947. Declining Membership and Geographical Retreat. The Feminization of the Society. The World of Finance Capitalism. The Impact of Modern Thought and Life. Reconciliation with the World. Varieties of Religious Experience. The Issue of Decline -- pt. 5. I Almost Expect to Be Remembered as a Chair: The Rebirth of Shakerism, 1948 to the Present. Waiting for the End. The Beginnings of a Shaker Revival. Controversy among the Believers. The Selling of the Shakers. The Ecumenical Shakers. The Shaker Myth: A National Treasure. Looking to the Future. 
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