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Amish Enterprise: From Plows to Profits / Edition 2

Amish Enterprise: From Plows to Profits / Edition 2

by Donald B. Kraybill


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900801878052
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 04/19/2004
Series: Center Books in Anabaptist Studies
Edition description: second edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

Donald B. Kraybill is Distinguished College Professor and Senior Fellow in the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College, Pennsylvania. Widely recognized for his work on Anabaptist groups, he has authored and edited many books, including The Riddle of Amish Culture and The Amish and the State, both available from Johns Hopkins. Steven M. Nolt is an associate professor of history at Goshen College, Indiana. He is the author of numerous articles and several books on Anabaptist and Pennsylvania German groups.

Table of Contents

Part 1The Cultural Context
1.The Roots of Amish Life3
Part 2Cultural Resources for Entrepreneurship
2.From Plows to Profits19
3.A Profile of Amish Enterprises36
4.Homespun Entrepreneurs56
5.Labor and Human Resources73
Part 3Cultural Constraints on Entrepreneurship
6.The Moral Boundaries of Business93
7.Taming the Power of Technology106
8.Small-Scale Limitations125
Part 4The Public Face of Amish Enterprise
9.Promotion and Professional Networks143
10.Coping with Litigation and Liability159
11.Negotiating with Caesar173
12.Failure and Success190
Part 5The Transformation of Amish Society
13.The Fate of a Traditional People207
14.National Patterns of Amish Work224
AppendixesResearch Methods and Data Sources245

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