Strangers at Home: Amish and Mennonite Women in History

Strangers at Home: Amish and Mennonite Women in History


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801867866
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 02/22/2002
Series: Center Books in Anabaptist Studies
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.23(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Kimberly D. Schmidt is an assistant professor of history and director of the Washington Community Scholars Center of Eastern Mennonite University. Diane Zimmerman Umble is chair and an associate professor of communications at Millersville University. Steven D. Reschly is an associate professor of history at Truman State University.

Table of Contents



Introduction: Insiders and Outsiders - Kimberly D. Schmidt, Diane Zimmerman Umble, and Steven D. Reschly

Part I: Practice Makes Gender

1 Insights and Blindspots: Writing History from Inside and Outside - Hasia R. Diner

2 Who Are You? The Identity of the Outsider Within - Diane Zimmerman Umble

3 "To Remind Us of Who We Are": Multiple Meanings of Conservative Women's Dress - Beth E. Graybill

4 River Brethren Breadmaking Ritual - Margaret C. Reynolds

5 The Chosen Women: The Amish and the New Deal - Katherine Jellison

Part 2: Creating Gendered Communities

6 Meeting around the Distaff : Anabaptist Women in Augsburg - Jeni Hiett Umble

7 "Weak Families" in the Green Hell of Paraguay - Marlene Epp

8 "The Parents Shall Not Go Unpunished": Preservationist Patriarchy and Community - Steven D. Reschly

9 Mennonite Missionary Martha Moser Voth in the Hopi Pueblos, 1893-1910 - Cathy Ann Trotta

10 Schism: Where Women's Outside Work and Insider Dress Collided - Kimberly D. Schmidt

Part 3: (Re) creating Gendered Traditions

11 Speaking up and Taking Risks: Anabaptist Family and Household Roles in Sixteenth-Century Tirol - Linda Huebert Hecht

12 Household, Coffee Klatsch, and Office: The Evolving Worlds of Mid-Twentieth-Century Mennonite Women - Royden K. Loewen

13 Voices Within and Voices Without: Quaker Women's Autobiography - Barbara Bolz

14 "We Weren't Always Plain": Poetry by Women of Mennonite Backgrounds - Julia Kasdorf

15 "She May Be Amish Now, but She Won't Be Amish Long": Anabaptist Women and Antimodernism - Jane Marie Pederson

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Donald B. Kraybill

These path-breaking essays make a stellar contribution to the scholarship of gender roles in contemporary Anabaptist communities.

Donald B. Kraybill, Messiah College

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