- What can you infer about the author's opinion of the Shakers? Cite evidence from the text.
- Compare the Shakers with the Amana Colony in Iowa. How are they similar? How are they different?
- Compare this article to the Lest We Forget - The Quaker Seedsmen of Long Ago article. In what ways do these two articles help to illuminate the demise of the Shakers?
"The Vanishing Shakers," The Central Record, pp. 3, 18 January 1917. Courtesy of Library of Congress