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Communal Societies, Vol. 7, 1987

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Contents

Shaker Studies

JANE F. CROSTHWAITE
The Spirit Drawings of Hannah Cohoon: Window on the Shakers and Their Folk Art, 1

KAREN K. NICKLESS and PAMELA J. NICKLESS
Trustees, Deacons, and Deaconesses: The Temporal Role of the Shaker Sisters, 1820-1890, 16

PRISCILLA J. BREWER
“Numbers Are Not the Thing for Us to Glory In”:  Demographic Perspectives on the Decline of the Shakers, 25

BARBARA ROTUNDO
Crossing the Dark River:  Shaker Funerals and Cemeteries, 36

BENNETT LOWENTHAL
The Topolobampo Colony in the Contest of Porfirian Mexico, 47

KIT FIRTH CRESS
Communitarian Connections:  Josiah Warren, Robert Smith, and Peter Kaufmann, 67

FRANCIS SHOR
The Utopian Project in a Communal Experiment of the 1930’s: The Sunrise Colony in Historical and Comparative Perspective, 82

Communitarian Sources

MARK F. WEIMER
The William A. Hinds American Communities Collection, 95

Reviews

DALE L. FLESHER
The Angel and the Serpent: The Story of New Harmony, by William E. Wilson, 104

REGINA SIEGFRIED
The Shaker Spiritual Narrative, by Diane Sasson, 105

TIMOTHY MILLER
Communal Love at Oneida:  A Perfectionist Vision of Authority, Property, and Social Order, by Richard DeMaria, 106

CAROLYN C. BENNETT
Utopias, by Peter Alexander and Roger Gill, 108

SUSAN E. SEARING
Alternative Lifestyles:  A Guide to Research Collections on Intentional Communities, Nudism, and Sexual Freedom, by Jefferson P. Selth, 109

BOOKS NOTES 111

Cover

A Shaker group, probably at Canaan, N.Y.  From a stereopticon photograph taken by a Troy, N.Y. photographer and once part of the personal collection of William A. Hinds, a member of the Oneida Community and author of American Communities.  Courtesy of the William A. Hinds Collection, Syracuse University Library.

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