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 previous Order Mennonite groups express a shocking variety regardless of all that unites them as a unique tradition. this modern portrait of Indiana’s Amish is the 1st book-length review of Amish within the country. Thomas J. Meyers and Steven M. Nolt current an summary 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 previous Order Mennonites, a bunch too frequently burdened 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. in addition they deal with Amish interplay with kingdom executive over inner most education and different issues, and the connection of the Amish to their associates and the vacationer undefined. This worthwhile creation to the Indiana Amish merits a spot on each Hoosier’s bookshelf.

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