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Mother Ann Lee
Morning Star of the Shakers
Nardi Reeder Campion; June Sprigg, fwd.

1990 • 205 pp. 6 illus. Map. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"
Shakers / Biography / Women's Studies

$19.95 Paperback, 978-0-87451-527-5

“Campion has illumined Ann Lee as a formative figure in the women's movement as well [as] evoked a strong, estimable character whose personality overcame the eccentricities of her religion in the eyes of many who encountered her.” —New York Times

Originally published in 1976 as Anne the Word, this is a popular biography of colorful and controversial Shaker founder Ann Lee

Reviews / Endorsements

Written “with a feminist perspective emphasizing the radical nature of the Shakers and their leader, who proclaimed women equal to men and believed that God had a dual male/female nature.”—School Library Journal

“An impeccably documented biography of the extraordinary religious leader who was called the 'female Christ'.”—Horn Book

“An impeccably documented biography of the extraordinary religious leader who was called the 'female Christ'.”—Commonweal

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NARDI REEDER CAMPION was the author of eight other books, including a memoir, Everyday Matters: A Love Story (forward by Hillary Rodham Clinton), and Bringing Up the Brass by Sergeant Marty Maher with Colonel Red Reeder (the basis for the film The Long Gray Line). She has written for such publications as the New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, American Heritage, Family Circle, Gourmet, Boston Globe Magazine, Life, Sports Illustrated, and Yankee.

JUNE SPRIGG, Curator of Collections at Hancock Shaker Village, is the author of several books and many articles on the Shakers.

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