Shaker Town

Shaker Town

A More Perfect Order

Streaming Video - 2011
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Centered on faith, hard work, and the early stirrings of racial and sexual equality, the Shaker lifestyle was in many ways ahead of its time. But what was daily life like inside Shaker communities? Several years in the making, this program uses extensive archival footage integrated with reenactments and scholarly interviews to illustrate the Shakers' ordered, highly idealistic society. Visits to historic establishments in Pleasant Hill and South Union, Kentucky, shed light on distinctive Shaker crafts and architecture (churches, barns, houses, and furniture) as well as complex cultural and economic issues (financial management, dissolution of the traditional family structure, and more) that shaped the United Society of Believers.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2011], c2008
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (57 min.) :,sd., col., digital file
Alternative Title: More Perfect Order

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