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Ann Lee

Ann Lee  

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(1736–1784),the leader of the religious group known as the Shakers. The second of eight children of a blacksmith, Lee was born in Manchester, England, and worked in a textile ...
folk art

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The art, handicrafts, and decorative ornament produced by people who have had no formal art training but have an established tradition of styles and craftsmanship. A country or region may have a ...
Indian Shaker Church

Indian Shaker Church  

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A new syncretist religion among Indians of NW USA and British Columbia. (There is no relation to white Shakers or Quakers.) John Slocum (?1840–97?) was a Squaxin logger near Olympia ...
John Humphrey Noyes

John Humphrey Noyes  

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(1811–86),born in Vermont, after graduation from Dartmouth (1830) studied theology at Andover and Yale. He lost his license to preach (1834) when he propounded his doctrine of perfectionism, or ...
millenarianism

millenarianism  

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[Ge]Beliefs held by the members of certain types of religious movement, according to which cataclysmic changes will occur in the near future, heralding the arrival of a new epoch.
Paul McCobb

Paul McCobb  

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(b 1917; d 1969).American furniture designer and decorator, active in Massachusetts and Michigan. The simple lines and smooth surfaces of his furniture derive from Shaker furniture; his ‘Planner’ ...
Simple Gifts

Simple Gifts  

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Shaker hymn, probably comp. 1848 in Shaker community in Alfred, Maine, by Joseph Brackett (1797–1882). Quoted by Copland in Appalachian Spring; he also arr. it in his first set of Old American Songs ...
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Turn the tables reverse one's position relative to someone else, especially by turning a position of disadvantage into one of advantage. Until the mid 18th century, tables was the usual name for the ...
Utopian Communities

Utopian Communities  

Many religions around the world have an ancient myth that people once lived in harmony with nature, but sin expelled humanity from this Edenic environment. Similarly, inhabitants of industrial ...
vernacular architecture

vernacular architecture  

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Unpretentious, simple, indigenous, traditional structures made of local materials and following well-tried forms and types, normally considered in three categories: agricultural (barns, farms, etc.), ...

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