Communal Societies, Vol. 7, 1987

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Communal Societies, Vol. 7


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Shaker Studies

  • JANE F. CROSTHWAITE, The Spirit Drawings of Hannah Cohoon: Window on the Shakers and Their Folk Art, 1
  • KAREN K. NICKLESS and PAMELA J. NICKLESS, Trustees, Deacons, and Deaconesses: The Temporal Role of the Shaker Sisters, 1820-1890, 16
  • PRISCILLA J. BREWER, “Numbers Are Not the Thing for Us to Glory In”:  Demographic Perspectives on the Decline of the Shakers, 25
  • BARBARA ROTUNDO, Crossing the Dark River:  Shaker Funerals and Cemeteries, 36
  • BENNETT LOWENTHAL, The Topolobampo Colony in the Contest of Porfirian Mexico, 47
  • KIT FIRTH CRESS, Communitarian Connections:  Josiah Warren, Robert Smith, and Peter Kaufmann, 67
  • FRANCIS SHOR, The Utopian Project in a Communal Experiment of the 1930’s: The Sunrise Colony in Historical and Comparative Perspective, 82

Communitarian Sources

  • MARK F. WEIMER, The William A. Hinds American Communities Collection, 95


  • DALE L. FLESHER, The Angel and the Serpent: The Story of New Harmony, by William E. Wilson, 104
  • The Shaker Spiritual Narrative, by Diane Sasson, 105
  • TIMOTHY MILLER, Communal Love at Oneida:  A Perfectionist Vision of Authority, Property, and Social Order, by Richard DeMaria, 106
  • CAROLYN C. BENNETT, Utopias, by Peter Alexander and Roger Gill, 108
  • SUSAN E. SEARING, Alternative Lifestyles:  A Guide to Research Collections on Intentional Communities, Nudism, and Sexual Freedom, by Jefferson P. Selth, 109



A Shaker group, probably at Canaan, N.Y.  From a stereopticon photograph taken by a Troy, N.Y. photographer and once part of the personal collection of William A. Hinds, a member of the Oneida Community and author of American Communities.  Courtesy of the William A. Hinds Collection, Syracuse University Library.