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Inspired Innovations
A Celebration of Shaker Ingenuity
M. Stephen Miller

University Press of New England



Contents

• Acknowledgments
• Preface – Douglas K.S. Hyland
• Using This Book
• Introduction
• Innovations in Shaker Architecture and Planning – Scott T. Swank
• Equality of the Sexes as Shakers’ Inspired Innovation – Glendyne R. Wergland
• Shaker Innovation: Lifestyle and Governance – Stephen J. Paterwic
• Garden Seeds – M. Stephen Miller
• Medicinal Herbs and Preparations – Galen Beale
• Planting Perfection: The Shakers as
• Horticultural Innovators – Darryl Thompson
• Woodenwares: Oval Box Making at Mount Lebanon, New York – Jerry V. Grant
• Shaker Basket Making – Martha Wetherbee
• Cooperage – M. Stephen Miller
• Shaker Textiles: Cloak Making – Sharon Duane Koomler
• Shaker Chairs – Charles R. Muller
• Fancy Goods: Poplarware – Richard Dabrowski
• Health and Sanitation – M. Stephen Miller
• Retiring Rooms – M. Stephen Miller
• The Shakers and the Invention of the Circular Saw: A Circular Argument – Christian Goodwillie
• Innovations in Music and Song – Carol Medlicott
• Notes
• About the Authors
• Index

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