Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)

Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)

by Tom Range
     
 

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The people of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country, the "plain people," avoid manifestations of modern culture, preferring to live a simple life in accordance with their interpretation of the Bible. The Old Order Amish are considered the most fundamentalist, shunning electric appliances, gasoline-powered vehicles, modern dress, and engaging primarily in agriculture.

Overview


The people of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country, the "plain people," avoid manifestations of modern culture, preferring to live a simple life in accordance with their interpretation of the Bible. The Old Order Amish are considered the most fundamentalist, shunning electric appliances, gasoline-powered vehicles, modern dress, and engaging primarily in agriculture. Since the Pennsylvania Dutch Country is a favored vacation destination, postcard publishers have produced scenes of the everyday life of the plain people since the beginning of the twentieth century. More than two hundred of these postcards are meticulously arranged and described in Pennsylvania Dutch Country.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738509990
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,141,321
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.74(h) x 0.36(d)

Meet the Author


Author Tom Range Sr., a tax accountant and avid postcard collector, has been writing articles of historic interest that are illustrated exclusively from his collection of more than 15,000 postcards. He is a member of the Washington Crossing Card Collectors Club in Titusville, New Jersey.

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