The Shakers: Hands to Work, Hearts to God

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The Shakers: Hands to Work, Hearts to God [1] is a 1984 documentary film by Ken Burns.


Narrated by David McCullough, this hour-long documentary [2] features interviews with several living Shakers and with historians and philosophers. [3]

Ken Burns has said that he chose the topic of the Shakers in large part because his first project, the Oscar-nominated Brooklyn Bridge, was devoted to urban American history; Shakerism offered him an opportunity to explore rural American history.[4]


It was released part of Ken Burns' America DVD set in 2004. [5]


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