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A Young Shaker’s Guide to Good Manners

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Product Description:

Readers will find amusement—as well as wisdom—in this charming, child-sized facsimile edition of the Shakers' Juvenile Guide, or Manual of Good Manners (1884). It is treasured as a fascinating glimpse into the lives of Shaker children in the 19th century. Children were expected to respect their elders, practice simplicity and thrift in all things, and to be clean and orderly; nevertheless, the Shakers reared their adopted children with gentleness and kind humor. This book reveals the simple wisdom that is their lasting legacy.