Ken Burns: The Shakers: Hands to Work, Hearts to God DVD

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A poignant film by Ken Burns portrays 200 years of Shaker life in America, guided by recollections of three surviving members and archival material. Explore every aspect of a strange, noble sect that produced some of the greatest architecture and furniture in U.S. history. This story of devotion, invention, ingenuity, simple crafts, and dance was filmed at existing Shaker locations, ... More
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A poignant film by Ken Burns portrays 200 years of Shaker life in America, guided by recollections of three surviving members and archival material. Explore every aspect of a strange, noble sect that produced some of the greatest architecture and furniture in U.S. history. This story of devotion, invention, ingenuity, simple crafts, and dance was filmed at existing Shaker locations, with music re-created from authentic songs.

Producer: Ken Burns, Amy Stechler Burns
Executive Producer: Ken Burns, Amy Stechler Burns
Production Company: WNET; Florentine Films
Production Year: 1991
Copyright Year: 1984
Rating: TV-G
Director: Amy Stechler Burns, Ken Burns
Narrator: David McCullough
Writers: Amy Stechler Burns, Wendy Tilghman, Tom Lewis
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 60 minutes
Audio Format: Stereo

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Marynell
Verified Buyer
5.0 star rating
07/09/22
Christmas gift
Review by Marynell on 07/09/22 review stating Christmas gift
I bought this video for my husband who is a history teacher. He loves the Shakers, so this will be relaxing for him. I think it will follow him into one of his classes
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Pattye S.
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5.0 star rating
07/05/22
What a piece of work!
Review by Pattye S. on 07/05/22 review stating What a piece of work!
I am delighted in knowing that this magnificent documentary is now available on DVD. My VHS copy is wearing out!
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Robert
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5.0 star rating
05/25/22
Simple Wonderful Gifts
Review by Robert on 05/25/22 review stating Simple Wonderful Gifts
Lovely, well-researched story about a remarkable group of people who lived for the future.
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MARY
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5.0 star rating
01/21/22
We have not had a
Review by MARY on 01/21/22 review stating We have not had a
We have not had a chance to listen to this series. Ken Burns is very good so I anticipate it being of value. Thank you.
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Regina
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5.0 star rating
11/17/21
OK
Review by Regina on 11/17/21 review stating OK
Fantastic!! Great gift for a fan of anything shaker!
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ORRIS
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5.0 star rating
11/15/21
Really interesting
Review by ORRIS on 11/15/21 review stating Really interesting
Really interesting
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Diane
Verified Reviewer
5.0 star rating
11/02/21
Beautifully done
Review by Diane on 11/02/21 review stating Beautifully done
Although this DVD is a bit dated and many of the interviewees have passed on, it is still a fascinating look at the history and legacy of the Shakers. Well worth watching!
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Marilyn
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5.0 star rating
08/01/21
Wonderful products. Exactly what I
Review by Marilyn on 08/01/21 review stating Wonderful products. Exactly what I
Wonderful products. Exactly what I was looking for.
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Lawpal
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
12/21/20
LOVE IT
Review by Lawpal on 12/21/20 review stating LOVE IT
LOVED THE VIDEO . BUT IT SADDENED ME TO KNOW A END OF A LIFE STYLE REIGIOUS WAYS- PACIFISM-FEMINISM CAME TO A END .... PBS YOU DO GOOD WORK
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Interested W.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
12/11/20
I WOULD BUY THIS DVD AGAIN
Review by Interested W. on 12/11/20 review stating I WOULD BUY THIS DVD AGAIN
I ENJOYED IT VERY MUCH.
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Linda
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
12/11/20
can watch more then once
Review by Linda on 12/11/20 review stating can watch more then once
so much detail that you want to watch again
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Hobsonhere
Anonymous User
3.0 star rating
12/11/20
vhs tape dvd tape
Review by Hobsonhere on 12/11/20 review stating vhs tape dvd tape
I have both the vhs tape is better
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Jose
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
12/11/20
GREAT WORK FOR UNDERSTANDING USA HISTORY
Review by Jose on 12/11/20 review stating GREAT WORK FOR UNDERSTANDING USA HISTORY
ITS LIKE A TRAVELING BACK IN TIME, AND HELPING US TO ACCEPT OUR PRESENT.


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