An Amish Patchwork: Indiana's Old Orders in the Modern World by Thomas J. Meyers,Steven M. Nolt PDF

By Thomas J. Meyers,Steven M. Nolt

Indiana is domestic to the world’s third-largest Amish inhabitants. Indiana’s 19 outdated Order Amish and outdated Order Mennonite groups exhibit a shocking range regardless of all that unites them as a special tradition. this modern portrait of Indiana’s Amish is the 1st book-length review of Amish within the nation. Thomas J. Meyers and Steven M. Nolt current an outline of the ideals and values of the Amish, their migration historical past, and the variations among the state’s significant Amish ethnic teams (Pennsylvania Dutch and Swiss). additionally they speak about Indiana’s outdated Order Mennonites, a gaggle too frequently careworn with the Amish. Meyers and Nolt situate the Amish of their Indiana context, noting an involvement with Indiana’s business economic climate that can shock a few. in addition they deal with Amish interplay with kingdom govt over deepest education and different concerns, and the connection of the Amish to their acquaintances and the vacationer undefined. This important advent to the Indiana Amish merits a spot on each Hoosier’s bookshelf.

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