Shaker Reconstruction of the American Government

TitleShaker Reconstruction of the American Government
Year for Search1888
AuthorsEvans, Elder F[rederick] W[illiam](1808-93)
Tertiary AuthorsEvans, Elder F. W., and Evans, F. W.
Date Published1888
PublisherOffice Register and Gazette
Place PublishedHudson, NY
KeywordsEnglish author, Male author, US author
Annotation

Eutopia. Appears to be a reprint of a letter to the editor of the Hudson Daily Register (Hudson, NY)  that first criticizes the policies supported by the New York Tribune and then proposes a revision of the U. S. Constitution based on Shaker teachings. Women will be full citizens. A class of celibate men and women, in separate houses (Senate women; House of Representatives men) will be the legislators. No individual or corporate land ownership with land becoming government owned on the death of the current owner and then distributed to the people. No private or religious education. No alcohol. See also 1890 Evans (2).

Additional Publishers

Appears to be a reprint of a letter to the editor of the Hudson Daily Register (Hudson, NY).

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Author Note

The author (1808-93), who was born in England and moved to the U. S. in 1820, was a leader of the United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing, better known as the Shakers. 

Full Text

1888 Evans, Elder F[rederick] W[illiam] (1808-93). Shaker Reconstruction of the American Government. Hudson, NY: Office Register and Gazette. DLC

Eutopia. Appears to be a reprint of a letter to the editor of the Hudson Daily Register (Hudson, NY) that first criticizes the policies supported by the New York Tribune and then proposes a revision of the U. S. Constitution based on Shaker teachings. Women will be full citizens. A class of celibate men and women, in separate houses (Senate women; House of Representatives men) will be the legislators. No individual or corporate land ownership with land becoming government owned on the death of the current owner and then distributed to the people. No private or religious education. No alcohol. See also 1890 Evans (2). The author, who was born in England and moved to the U. S. in 1820, was a leader of the United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing, better known as the Shakers.