Mr. Lincoln's Chair: The Shakers and Their Quest for Peace

Mr. Lincoln's Chair: The Shakers and Their Quest for Peace

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Mr. Lincoln's Chair: The Shakers and Their Quest for Peace by Anita Sanchez, Joan Jobson

The Civil War struck America's Shaker communities with all the violence of a hurricane. Through the dramatic story of two worlds in collision, author Anita Sanchez gives illuminating insights into the nature of each. As she unfolds the story of the Shakers' quest to spur President Abraham Lincoln to grant them conscientious objector status, the reader realizes how critically important to our nation is the legacy of a people who are too often dismissed as merely being the makers of nice chairs. Vivid and beautifully written, this book is a wonderful introduction to the history, faith, culture and heritage of the Shakers, who have been interacting with and quietly influencing the mainstream culture of the United States for over 230 years while most Americans were unaware it was even happening. -Darryl Thompson Shaker historian and historical interpreter

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ISBN-13: 9780939923946
Publisher: McDonald & Woodward Publishing Company, The
Publication date: 03/28/2009
Pages: 196
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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