By Thomas J. Meyers,Steven M. Nolt
Indiana is domestic to the world’s third-largest Amish inhabitants. Indiana’s 19 previous Order Amish and outdated Order Mennonite groups convey a stunning range regardless of all that unites them as a different tradition. this modern portrait of Indiana’s Amish is the 1st book-length evaluation of Amish within the country. Thomas J. Meyers and Steven M. Nolt current an outline of the ideals and values of the Amish, their migration background, and the diversities among the state’s significant Amish ethnic teams (Pennsylvania Dutch and Swiss). in addition they speak about Indiana’s outdated Order Mennonites, a bunch too usually stressed with the Amish. Meyers and Nolt situate the Amish of their Indiana context, noting an involvement with Indiana’s business economic climate which may shock a few. additionally they deal with Amish interplay with country govt over deepest education and different concerns, and the connection of the Amish to their pals and the vacationer undefined. This useful advent to the Indiana Amish merits a spot on each Hoosier’s bookshelf.
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