Companion to a 1984 Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) documentary about "the United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing, ... [who] because of their ecstatic dancing ... [were called] Shakers. Though they were celibate, they are the most enduring religious experiment in American history. They believed in pacifism, natural health and hygiene." Includes a timeline (1736-2002), background information about this religious and social movement, and video clips. Also includes material for educators.