The Shakers

The Shakers

Hands to Work, Hearts to God

Streaming Video - 1991
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A poignant film by Ken Burns portrays 200 years of Shaker life in America, guided by recollections of three surviving members and archival material. Explore every aspect of a strange, noble sect that produced some of the greatest architecture and furniture in U.S. history. This story of devotion, invention, ingenuity, simple crafts, and dance was filmed at existing Shaker locations, with music re-created from authentic songs.
Publisher: [United States] : PBS : Made available through hoopla, 1991
ISBN: 9781415702567
Branch Call Number: E-VIDEO
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 60 min.)) : sd., col

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KatherineHere
Feb 01, 2016

Great to be able to learn something about the Shakers other than just their furniture. I was surprised that there was such a femininist side to it back in the day, and it all worked..for a while.

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IV27HUjg
Aug 10, 2015

I know this is a very old DVD by Ken Burns but I've enjoyed the refresher. Fascinating group of people.

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CoastalCruiser
Jun 07, 2015

I agree very informative and interesting to learn of their standards, reasoning and contributions to American Society. We have lost their craftsmanship which is sad.

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