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Mount Lebanon | Two Cheers for Democracy About Shakers, Books
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                          2137 FORSTER, EDWARD MORGAN. "Mount  
                           Lebanon," in Two Cheers for Democracy (Lon-  
                           don: Edward Arnold & Co., 1951), pp. 344-47.  
                           Second edition (1972), this account is found  
                           on pp. 332-34. During his first trip to the  
                           United States in 1947, Forster made two  
                           visits to Tyringham, Mass, (a former Shaker  
                          village) with his host William Roehrich, whose  
                          name appears in the dedication. See also his  
                           essay, "Forster in America" (where the name  
                           is spelled Roerick), in Aspects of E. M. Forster  
                            (New York, Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc.,  
                           1969), pp. 61-72. On the first visit they lived  
                          in a house that was formerly part of the  
                           Shaker community. Forster and some com-  
                          panions visited Mount Lebanon shortly be-  
                           fore the few remaining Shakers there were  
                           transferred to the Hancock, Mass., Shaker  
                           community. "My companions were moved by  
                           them [Shakers] to a degree which I could  
                          not share; they were a symbol of something  
                          which America supposes herself to have  
                          missed, they were the dream that got bogged."  
                          This account is reprinted from The Listener  
                       An American's account of the same visit was  
                       written by Berton Roueche, nos. 2645,  
                       2646, and 3587.  

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The Great North-west and Great Lake Region of North America About Shakers, Books
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                      2138 FOUNTAIN, PAUL. The Great North-  
                       west and Great Lake Region of North America.  
                       London: Longmans, 1904. viii, 355 pp.  
                        "Shakers and Religious Mummers in America,'  
                      pp. 232-47, includes an unfavorable account  
                       of a visit to the New Lebanon community.  

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About Shakers, Books
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                      2139 FOWLER, JOHN. Journal of a Tour of  
                       the State of New York in the Year 1830  . . .  
                       London: Whittaker, Treacher, and Arnot, 1831.  
                       "The Shaker settlement at Niskayuna [i.e.,  
                      Watervliet, N.Y.]," pp. 63-65. They own  
                        2000 acres of land which are "laid out in  
                       order, neatness and cleanliness which always  
                       distinguish their sect." The author writes  
                       that Shakers "have a peculiar walk, especially  
                       the females, in consequence of their mode  
                       of worship" and describes their songs as  
                       monotonous. Reprinted by Augustus M.  
                      Kelly, New York, 1970.