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Shaking the Faith: Women, Family, and Mary Marshall Dyer's Anti-Shaker Campaign, 1815-1867

By: Elizabeth De Wolfe

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan: 2004

Seller ID: 966125

ISBN: 1-4039-6612-5

Condition: 256 pages, paperback, Palgrave Macmillan


In 1815, Mary Marshall Dyer renounced her Shaker beliefs and departed from the religious community in Enfield, New Hampshire, that she had called her home, leaving behind her husband and five children. Angry and alone, Dyer embarked on a fifty year public campaign against the Shakers in an effort to obtain custody of her children and to discredit the sect. The American public followed the debate with great interest. De Wolfe tells this now little-known story in brilliant... View more info