The Amish

The Amish

Donald B. Kraybill, Steven M. Nolt

The Amish have continuously struggled with the trendy international. recognized for his or her basic garments, undeniable way of life, and horse-and-buggy mode of transportation, Amish groups always face outdoors pressures to switch their cultural styles, social association, and non secular international view. An intimate portrait of Amish lifestyles, The Amish explores not just the rising range and evolving identities inside this unique American ethnic neighborhood, but in addition its transformation and geographic expansion.

Donald B. Kraybill, Karen M. Johnson-Weiner, and Steven M. Nolt spent twenty-five years studying Amish heritage, faith, and tradition. Drawing on archival fabric, direct observations, and oral historical past, the authors offer an authoritative and delicate realizing of Amish society.

Amish humans don't evangelize, but their numbers in North the US have grown from a small neighborhood of a few 6,000 humans within the early 1900s to a thriving inhabitants of greater than 275,000 at the present time. the biggest populations are present in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Indiana, with extra groups in twenty-seven different states and Ontario.

The authors argue that the intensely deepest and insular Amish have devised artistic how you can negotiate with modernity that experience enabled them to thrive in the USA. The transformation of the Amish within the American mind's eye from "backward bumpkins" to media icons poses provocative questions. What does the Amish tale show concerning the American personality, pop culture, and mainstream values? Richly illustrated, The Amish is the definitive portrayal of the Amish in the US within the twenty-first century.

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