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date: 23 May 2024

Shakerism, 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to United States History
Author(s):
Stephen J. SteinStephen J. Stein

the religious movement brought to America in 1774 by the English prophetess Ann Lee (ca. 1736–1784).In England, Lee, an illiterate factory worker and visionary, had joined a sectarian community—the “Shaking Quakers”—and emerged as a leader. Upon coming to America, Lee and a handful of followers eventually located at Watervliet near Albany, New York. The small community first attracted attention in ... ...

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