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Abstract

In public papers before 1785, a kind word about the Shakers is rarely to be found. As the Shakers moved beyond the frenetic evangelism of their first years in America they were perceived as less of a threat to the general public welfare. Additionally, as they gathered into communities and set up manufacturing businesses for a wide variety of goods they slowly began to earn the respect of their neighbors.

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