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And now a change of topic: the Shakers go west

There is a blog called We’re History that offers historical insights written by historians for the general public. I occasionally contribute. Today’s post was mine, about the Shaker missionaries to Kentucky in the winter of 1805. It’s quite a little adventure that helped make the Shakers among the most successful communal groups in American history. You can get to it by following this hyperlink.

Shakers performing one of their famous dances during worship

Shakers performing one of their famous dances during worship

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