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The Amish of Lancaster County

by Kraybill, Donald B.

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Table of Contents:
  • Amish of Lancaster County
  • Secrets of Amish population growth
  • Myths and realities
  • Religious roots
  • Quilt work of Amish values
  • Amish spirituality
  • Ordnung
  • Religious rituals and practices
  • Architecture of community life
  • Family and children
  • Childbirth
  • Health care
  • Bountiful food
  • Social gatherings and holidays
  • Leisure
  • Schools and teachers
  • Rumspringa
  • Weddings
  • Stewards of the soil
  • Mini industrial revolution
  • Women entrepreneurs
  • Motor vehicle maze
  • Tractors and farm machinery
  • "Amish electricity"
  • Selective use of technology
  • Civic participation
  • Government, voting, and taxes
  • Tourism
  • Amish and the media
  • Tragedy at Nickel Mines
  • Art and creative expression
  • Dying gracefully
  • Related religious groups
  • Future of Amish society.
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