The Shaker's Guide to Good Manners

The Shaker's Guide to Good Manners

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Overview

The intimate guide to life as a Shaker in 19th century America


"Never make more free with your inferiors than you are willing they should make with you; it learns them to be saucy." Such sage words of advice come from Mother Ann Lee's Society of the Shakers, who in 1844 published A Juvenile Guide, or Manual of Good Manners, Consisting of Counsels, Instructions, & Rules of Deportment for the Young. Known for their piety, their economy, and (perhaps most famously) their celibacy, the Shakers knew a thing or two about etiquette and proper decorum. With this incredible artifact of a bygone era, you can experience what it was like to live in a rural 19th century religious community, where children were taught to "be careful not to talk too loud, nor too much" and to "always have a place for every thing, and keep every thing in its place."


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781581574999
Publisher: Countryman Press, The
Publication date: 02/14/2017
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 804,526
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Flo Morse, a former writer for the New York Herald Tribune, has been called “a caring spokesperson” for the Shaker community. She lives with her family in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Flo Morse, a former writer for the New York Herald Tribune, has been called “a caring spokesperson” for the Shaker community. She lives with her family in Santa Fe, New Mexico

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