The Amish

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With over 770,000 copies of sold since it was first published in 1952, this new edition of The Amish updates a classic resource with rich, full-color photos portraying Amish Life today. Hostetler's clear explanations of Amish lifestyle and beliefs are brought up to date by his daughter, Ann Hostetler, and Steven M Nolt, a history professor with expertise on the Amish. Topics include Amish roots and values, worship, family and community, food and hospitality, bonnets and ...
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Overview

With over 770,000 copies of sold since it was first published in 1952, this new edition of The Amish updates a classic resource with rich, full-color photos portraying Amish Life today. Hostetler's clear explanations of Amish lifestyle and beliefs are brought up to date by his daughter, Ann Hostetler, and Steven M Nolt, a history professor with expertise on the Amish. Topics include Amish roots and values, worship, family and community, food and hospitality, bonnets and broadbrims, and many more.
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What People Are Saying

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“A delightfully written, yet authoritative, brief account of the folk

culture of one of America’s most interesting small minority groups.

The Amish should do much to engender a fuller and more sympathetic

understanding of the Amish way of life.”

—George P. Murdock, Yale University

“This booklet presents the Amish as not nearly so eccentric as the

general public believes and pictures them as thrifty people who live

well and love their religion, their families, their land.”

—Durham (NC) Morning Herald

“The Amish have always attracted popular interest because of their

different dress and manner of living. Hostetler, born and reared among

them, writes with authority about the Amish, explaining the reasons

behind their customs and describing much of their way of life.”

—The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography

“Answers a lot of questions and presents some incisive views.”

—Lancaster (PA) New Era

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780836195620
  • Publisher: Herald Press (VA)
  • Publication date: 3/28/2013
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 55
  • Sales rank: 808,776
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

John A. Hostetler has been a key interpreter for the Amish. He has explained their customs and beliefs to persons for many decades, and was a key witness on their behalf before the Supreme Court in the landmark legal case that allowed the Amish to not participate in Social Security.

Steven M. Nolt is professor history at Goshen (Ind.) College. He is the author or coauthor of eight other books, including Mennonites, Amish and the American Civil War (2007) and A History of the Amish (2003). He is also a coauthor of the forthcoming North America volume in the Global Mennonite History Project.

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