Mr. Lincoln's Chair: The Shakers and Their Quest for Peace (Paperback)

Mr. Lincoln's Chair: The Shakers and Their Quest for Peace By Anita Sanchez, Joan Jobson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Anita Sanchez, Joan Jobson (Illustrator)
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Mr. Lincoln's Chair provides an interesting and engaging look at the Shakers, one of the most complex but largely ignored religious groups and one of the most unusual and successful Utopian communities in American history.

The book tells the story of the Shakers from their tumultuous beginnings in the eighteenth century to the present day. It provides a broad overview of Shaker history, culture, religion, life, and work, and presents the Shakers against the backdrop of the Civil War, contrasting their peaceful and productive lives with the carnage of America's bloodiest battles. The book details the Shakers' struggle to obtain legal conscientious objector status, a quest that led them all the way to the White House and an audience with President Abraham Lincoln.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780939923946
ISBN-10: 0939923947
Publisher: McDonald and Woodward Publishing Company
Publication Date: March 20th, 2009
Pages: 196
Language: English


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