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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 Indiana’s 19 outdated Order Amish and outdated Order Mennonite groups express a shocking variety regardless of all that unites them as a unique tradition.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 assessment of Amish within the kingdom. Thomas J. Meyers and Steven M. Nolt current an summary of the ideals and values of the Amish, their migration heritage, and the variations among the state’s significant Amish ethnic teams (Pennsylvania Dutch and Swiss). in addition they discuss Indiana’s previous Order Mennonites, a gaggle too frequently burdened with the Amish. Meyers and Nolt situate the Amish of their Indiana context, noting an involvement with Indiana’s business economic system which may shock a few. additionally they deal with Amish interplay with nation executive over inner most education and different concerns, and the connection of the Amish to their associates and the vacationer undefined. This priceless creation to the Indiana Amish merits a spot on each Hoosier’s bookshelf.

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