Sisters in the faith shaker women and equality of the sexes glendyne r wergland on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers in 1788 following the death of charismatic founder mother ann lee the celibate religious group known as the shakers set out to institutionalize equality of the sexes in their theology. When i began researching shaker sisters lives i was dubious about the shaker tenet of equality of the sexes judging from other scholars assessments i was not alone in being unable to imagine how it might have worked. In sisters in the faith shaker women and equality of the sexes glendyne wergland aims to look inside the enclosed life of shaker sisters to actually have a look at whether the ideals of sexual equality devised long before the pressures of working class life made them so much as known to the mainstream were actually effective. Stanford libraries official online search tool for books media journals databases government documents and more. Sisters in the faith shaker women and equality of the sexes conclusions on shaker equality of the sexes glendyne r wergland university of massachusetts press book view citation additional information in lieu of an abstract here is a brief excerpt of the content
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