Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Master of Arts (MA)
American New England Studies
Shakers - United States, Shakers - Public Opinion, Shakers - Influence
Generations of Americans have been fascinated by a small religious group known as the Shakers. This thesis traces the evolution of the Shaker image through time. Much of the paper centers on the current view of the Shakers as a simple agrarian and non technological movement whose members live a stress free life.
De Wolfe, Scott F., "Simply Shaker: The Rise and Development of Popular Images of the Shakers" (1991). All Theses & Dissertations. 23.