Richard W. Couper Press

 

The Couper Press publishes scholarship on communal studies and other topics that highlight the rich holdings of the Hamilton College Library’s Special Collections and Archives. The press was established in 2006 under the direction of Couper Librarian Randall Ericson and named in honor of Richard W. Couper ’44, a Hamilton alumnus, life trustee, and benefactor of the Burke Library. The press publishes a quarterly journal and three monograph series.

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Submissions from 2018

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A Dialogue Between George the Third of Great-Britain and his Ministers

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A Statement Concerning the Mob at Enfield

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A Young Shaker Among the Eddys

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Banana Culture. The Splendid Fruit Grows Naturally in Florida–How to Cultivate.

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Document: Certificate of Ordination of Cyrus Reed Teed in the Mount Lebanon, New York, Shaker community, 1892

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Free Press of the House of Israel: The First Publication of Benjamin Purnell

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News from the Shaker Colony.

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Pineapples.

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Shaker Testimony.

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St. Cloud. Plat of the Surveys and Lines for the Town and Farming Tracts.

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The American Eagle . . .

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The Five-Acre Tracts.

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The Passing Hour: An Unrecorded Shaker Periodical

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The Pineapple. Destined to Be a Leading Crop of Florida.

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There are openings . . .

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The Shaker Community.

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The Shakers . . .

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The Shakers . . .

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The Subdivision.

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Three Months with the Shakers—I

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Three Months with the Shakers—II

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Michigan’s Siberia: The House of David on High Island, Clare E. Adkin Jr.

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Document: Diary of Virginia H. Andrews of a visit to Mount Lebanon, New York, Shaker community, 1892, Virginia H. Andrews

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Pilgrims and Martyrs: The Engraved Title Page of Ephrata’s Martyrs Mirror, Jeff Bach

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Room(s) for More: A Communal Dwelling or Family Home at Ephrata, Jeff Bach and Nick Siegert

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“Father retains his love of Shakerdom”: The Journals of Wendell P. Elkins, 1874-1929, Galen Beale

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Peter Ayers, Defender of the Faith, Galen Beale

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Reminiscences of the Shakers and Shaker Collecting by Robert and Hazel Belfit, Robert Belfit, Lynn Crabtree, and Patricia Williams

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The Shakers of Canterbury: Their Agriculture and Their Machinery, Elizabeth Gleason Bervy

Elder Rufus Bishop’s Journals, Rufus Bishop and Peter H. Van Demark

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Daniel Pierce Thompson and “The Shaker Lovers”: Portraying the Shakers in Fiction and on the Stage, Brian L. Bixby and Jill Mudgett

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Putting Sodus Shaker Village On The Map, Walter A. Brumm

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The Harvard Shaker Cemetery, Roben Campbell

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George Darrow, an Early Shaker who “Turned Away”, Marilyn Cassidy

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The Success and Failure of Oneida Community Architecture, Kevin Coffee

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A Comparison of the Shaker Medicinal Herb Industries in Mount Lebanon and Groveland, New York, Paige Cross

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“The mighty hand of overruling providence”: The Shaker Claim to America, Jane F. Crosthwaite

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Letters, Sally Dean and Phineas Fletcher

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The Nurturing Communities Project: Fostering Persistence and Emergence in Intentional Christian Communities, Margie DeWeese-Boyd

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The Mob at Enfield: Introduction, Elizabeth De Wolfe

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William Adee Whitehead’s Visit to the Shakers: Introduction, Elizabeth De Wolfe and Scott De Wolfe

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Harmonisches Gesangbuch 1827: The Hymnal of a Religious Community in Early Nineteenth-Century America, Hedwig T. Durnbaugh

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Black Shaker Minstrels and the Comic Performance of Shaker Worship, Robert P. Emlen

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The Road From Harmony, Eileen Aiken English

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Bibliography of Publications by Shaker Physicians William Pennebaker and Frank Tripp, Randall L. Ericson

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Progress Report on the New Shaker Bibiliography, Randall L. Ericson

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Shrill Echoes from the Hollow Earth: Transgressive Intellectualism and Inner Earth Utopia, Holly Folk

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“Virtual Communities”: The Anarchist Press at Home, Washington, Holly Folk

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Awaiting the Second Coming in the Piney Woods: The New House of Israel, Julieanna Frost

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Communal Vegetarianism: The Sacred Diet of Mary’s City of David, Julieanna Frost

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The Rise and Fall of Prince Michael Mills and the Detroit Jezreelites, Julieanna Frost

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Brother Ricardo Belden Revisited, Magda Gabor-Hotchkiss

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“The Most Lamentable Tragedy”: William Pennebaker and the 1871 Fracas at Pleasant Hill, Aaron Genton

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Strangers Along the Trail: Peoria’s Shaker Apostates Enter the World, Patricia L. Goitein

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A Sampling of Rare Shaker Broadsides at Hamilton College Library, Christian Goodwillie

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A Treasury of Shaker Ephemera Rediscovered at the Western Reserve Historical Society, Christian Goodwillie

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Heaven In A Hollow Earth: The Shaker-Koreshan Connection, Christian Goodwillie

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Letter from Richard McNemar to Laurence Roelosson: Introduction, Christian Goodwillie

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Light and Dark Sides of Spiritualism: The Eddy Brothers and the Shakers, Christian Goodwillie

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The Founding Fathers and the Shakers, Christian Goodwillie

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The Shakers in Eighteenth-Century Newspapers—Part One: “From a Spirit of Detraction and Slander”, Christian Goodwillie

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The Shakers in Eighteenth-Century Newspapers, Part Three: “Calvin” versus “A Lover of Truth,” Abusing Caleb Rathbun, the Death of Joseph Meacham and the Tale of His Sister, Christian Goodwillie

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The Shakers in Eighteenth-Century Newspapers—Part Two: “Voyages of the Shaker Ship and Other Adventures, both Legal and Social”, Christian Goodwillie

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Daughter of the Shakers: The Story of Eleanor Brooks Fairs, Johanne Grewell

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“Cummings and Goings”: The Impact of Shakerism on the Family of Edward T. Cummings, Mary Ann Haagen

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The Shaker Leaf Song: Solving a Perplexing Puzzle, Roger L. Hall

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A Chapter on the Shakers: Reprint, Isaac Hill

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The Amana Church Society: Community, Continuity and Change, Peter Hoehnle

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Two Early Photographs of Amana, Peter Hoehnle

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The Dealings of a Few of the Church at York Who Call Themselves Christians, with Samuel Junkins and His Wife: Together with a Short Sketch of Her Own Christian Experience, Written by Her Own Hand, Olive Junkins

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The West Family of the Hancock, Massachusetts, Shaker Community, Dirk Langeveld

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Johann Christoph Müller: Harmonist Pioneer, Composer, and Apostate, Emily Lapisardi

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A Gold Blossom: Practice, Rhetorical Invention, and Spirit Control in Amanda Jones’s Psychic Autobiography, Elizabeth Lowry

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Church of Christ unto a People in Kentucky & the Adjacent States, David Meacham, Amos Hammond, and Ebenezer Cooly

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Conflict and Tribulation on the Frontier: The West Union Shakers and Their Retreat, Carol Medlicott

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Writings of Shaker Apostates and Anti-Shakers, 1782-1850: An Expanded Table of Contents with Annotations and Notes, Carol Medlicott

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Zion’s Whistleblowers: Reflections on Shaker Apostate and Anti-Shaker Writings, Carol Medlicott

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Selections from the Miller Collection, M. Stephen Miller

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The Copley-Lyman Shaker Family of Enfield, Connecticut: An Annotated Genealogy, M. Stephen Miller

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The Miller Collection Comes to Hamilton College Library, M. Stephen Miller

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The Tate Family of Shakers and Non-Shakers, M. Stephen Miller

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Perils, Gold and Yellow: Cyrus Teed’s The Great Red Dragon, Adam Morris

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“For Zion’s sake I will not hold my peace”: The Spiritual Travails of a Cochranite Woman, David Newell

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Benn Pitman's "Visit to the Shaker Settlement—Whitewater Village, O.": Introduction, David D. Newell

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“Late Recruits for Britain”: Anti-Shaker Propaganda During the American Revolution, David D. Newell

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Mother Lucy’s Last Visit to Watervliet: Introduction, David D. Newell

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William Scales' 1789 "Mystery of the People Called Shakers": Introduction, David D. Newell

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A Bibliography of Shaker-Authored and Shaker-Related Articles in Spiritualist Periodicals, David Newell and Cass Nawrocki

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From Bishop Hill to Pleasant Hill: The Swedish Shaker Experience, John E. Norton

The Shaker Peace Conference of 1905: Witness and Hope at the North Family of Mount Lebanon, Stephen Paterwic

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A List of People from the Valley Forge Community Who Joined the Shakers between 1827 and 1831, Stephen J. Paterwic

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“Hope on – work ever”: The Valley Forge Community and the Shakers, Stephen J. Paterwic

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Necrology for the Shaker Society at Tyringham, Massachusetts, Stephen J. Paterwic

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New Lebanon’s Gifts to the Western New York Shakers, Stephen J. Paterwic

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The Greatest Mystery of the Tyringham Shakers Unmasked, Stephen J. Paterwic

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The History of the Shaker Gathering Order, Stephen J. Paterwic

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The Richmond Family and the Shakers, Stephen J. Paterwic

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The Tyringham Shakers, Stephen J. Paterwic

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Tyringham by the Numbers, Stephen J. Paterwic

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Tyringham Fact Sheet, Stephen J. Paterwic