By clicking on one of these links, you can go directly to a
Bibliography for the Shaker Historic Trail
Links to Shaker and Other Utopia Websites
Travel and Preservation Web Sites for States
featured in this itinerary
for Shaker Historic Trail
Adams, James Truslow, ed. Dictionary of American History.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940.
Arndt, Karl J. George Rapp's Harmony Society: 1785-1847.
New Jersey: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1975.
Andrews, Edward Deming and Faith Andrews. Masterpieces of
Shaker Furniture: A Book of Shaker Furniture. New York: Dover
Barzun, Jacques. From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western
Cultural Life, 1500 to the Present. New York: Harpercollins,
Becksvoort, Christian and John Sheldon (photographs). Perspectives
on an Enduring Furniture Style. Newtown, Connecticut: The
Taunton Press, 2000.
Burns, Amy Stechler, Ken Burns (Photographer), Langdon Clay
(Photographer), Liebling, Amy Stechler, Bertha Lindsay. The
Shakers: Hands to Work, Hearts to God: The History and Visions
of the United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing
from 1774 to the Present. New York: Apeture, 1999.
Evans, Frederick William. Shakers: Compendium of the Origin,
History, Principles, Rules and Regulations, Government, and Doctrines
of the United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing
: with Biographies of Ann Lee, William Lee, Jas. Whitaker, J.
Hocknell, J. Meacham, and Lucy Wright. New York: D. Appleton
and Company, 1859.
Garner, Carl J. The Utopian Alternative: Fourierist in Nineteenth-Century
America. Cornell: Cornell University Press, 1991.
Gestate, Edwin Scott. A Religious History of America, New
Revised Edition. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1966, 1970.
Hide, Robert V. California's Utopian Colonies. Berkeley:
University of California Press, 1983.
Knoedler, Christiana F. The Harmony Society: a 19th Century
American Utopia. New York: Vantage Press, 1954.
Land and Community Associates, in cooperation with the Amana
Historic Landmark Committee and Iowa Division of Historic Preservation.
Culture and Environment A Challenge for the Amana Colonies,
an Inventory and Plan for the Amana Colonies, Iowa County,
Iowa. Charlottesville, Virginia, 1977.
Meader, Robert F. W. Illustrated Guide to Shaker Furniture.
New York: Dover Publications, 1972.
Meagher, Paul Kevin, Sister Consuelvo Maria Aherene, SSJ, Thomas
C. Brien, ed. Encyclopedic Dictionary of Religion. Washington,
DC: The Corpus Publications, 1979.
Morse, Flo. The Story of the Shakers. Vermont: Countryman
Needleman, Jacob. The American Soul Rediscovering the Wisdom
of the Founders. New York: Putnam, 2002.
Nicoletta, Julie, Bret Morgan (photographer), with a forward
by Robert P. Emlen. The Architecture of the Shakers. Woodstock,
Vermont: The Countryman Press, 1995.
Procter-Smith, Marjorie. Women in Shaker Community and Worship:
a Feminist Analysis of the Uses of Religious Symbolism. Lewiston,
New York: E. Mellen Press, 1985.
Robinson, Charles Edson. A Concise History of the United
Society of Believers called Shakers. 1893; reprint ed., Westport,
Connecticut: Hyperion Press, 1975.
Sanchez, Anita. Mr. Lincoln's Chair- The Shakers and Their Quest for Peace. Granville, Ohio: McDonald & Woodward, 2009.
Whitson, Robley E. (Editor) and Peter Lamborn Wilson (Photographer),
Fakhr Al-Din Ibrahim 'Iraqi. The Shakers: Two Centuries of
Spiritual Reflection (Classics of Western Spirituality). Mahwah,
New Jersey: Paulist Press, 1988.
Whitworth, John Mckelvine. God's Blueprints: A Sociological
Study of Three Utopian Sects. London and Boston: Rutledge
& Kegan Paul, 1975.
Bial, Raymond. Shaker Home. Boston: Houghton Mifflin
Bolick, Nancy O'Keefe and Sallie G. Randolph. Shaker Villages.
New York: Walker, 1993.
Capek, Michael. Personal Tour of a Shaker Village (How It
Was). Minneapolis: Lerner Publications Company, 2001.
Coleman, Wim, and Pat Perrin. Sister Anna: A Story of Shaker
Life. Carlisle, MA: Discovery Enterprises, 2000.
Morse, Flo and Vincent Newton, (eds). A Young Shaker's Guide
to Good Manners: A Facsimile of a Juvenile Guide, or, Manual of
Good Manners, Consisting of Counsels, Instructions & Rules of
Deportment for the Young. Woodstock, Vt.: Countryman Press,
Williams, Jean Kinney. The Shakers (American Religious Experience).
Franklin Watts, Incorporated, 1997.
to Shaker and Utopia Websites
Sabbathday Lake Shaker Community, New Gloucester, ME
Shaker Museum, Enfield, NH
Shaker Village, Canterbury, NH
Shaker Village, Pittsfield, MA
- Shaker Heritage Society, (Watervliet Shaker Historic District)
Historical Museum, (North Union Shaker Site) Shaker Heights,
Village of Pleasant Hill, Harrodsburg, KY
Museum at South Union, South Union, KY
Shaker Settlement, New Haven, OH
Museum and Library, Old Chatham, New York
The first public museum of Shaker culture, housing the premier
collection amassed by John S. Williams in the 1930s and 1940s.
Colonies Convention and Visitors Bureau
The official website of the Amana Colonies, this site contains
further information on Amana's historic sites, visitor services,
special exhibits and events. Also visit our Amana
Colonies Travel Itinerary
Find information about this utopian community of Rappites, as
well as visitor information
Oneida Mansion House, New York
Discover more about the small Oneida Community, a communal group
that believed perfection was attainable in this lifetime.
Harmony Historic District in Butler County, Pennsylvania
Mennonites settled in several areas of the county, including Harmony,
PA, where a local museum has been established.
an online documentary
This 30 minute film traces the growth, decline, and continuing
survival of the Shakers through the memories and rich song traditions
of Shakers themselves, including performances by Eldress Marguerite
Frost of Canterbury, New Hampshire, and the Sister R. Mildred
Barker, a leading singer and spiritual leader of the Shaker community
at Sabbathday Lake, Maine.
and Tourism websites for states featured in this itinerary
State Historic Preservation Offices
Northeast Regional Office of
the National Park Service
The Northeast Region proudly carries out the National Park Service's
mission in 13 northeastern states. Home to a third of all National
Park Service museum collections, a quarter of all historic structures,
and more than 50% of the country's National Historic Landmarks,
the region clearly reflects an extraordinarily rich American heritage.
American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record
The HABS/HAER program documents important architectural, engineering
and industrial sites throughout the United States and its territories.
Their collections, including an extensive number of Shaker sites,
are archived at the Library of Congress and available online.
You can view these by clicking on the link above and entering
the search terms "Shakers."
Trust for Historic Preservation
Learn about the programs of and membership in the oldest national
non-profit preservation organization.
National Scenic Byways Program
This website, maintained by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, includes information on state and nationally designated byway routes throughout America based on their archeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational, and scenic qualities. Visit the America’s Byways Connecticut River Valley website for more ideas.
Hotels of America
A feature of the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Heritage
Traveler program that provides information on historic hotels
and package tours in the vicinity of this itinerary.
National Park Service
Office of Tourism
National parks have been interwoven with tourism from their earliest
days. This website highlights the ways in which the NPS promotes
and supports sustainable, responsible, informed, and managed visitor
use through cooperation and coordination with the tourism industry.