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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 previous Order Amish and previous Order Mennonite groups convey a shocking range regardless of all that unites them as a special tradition. this modern portrait of Indiana’s Amish is the 1st book-length evaluation of Amish within the country. Thomas J. Meyers and Steven M. Nolt current an summary of the ideals and values of the Amish, their migration heritage, and the diversities among the state’s significant Amish ethnic teams (Pennsylvania Dutch and Swiss). additionally they speak about Indiana’s outdated Order Mennonites, a gaggle too frequently pressured with the Amish. Meyers and Nolt situate the Amish of their Indiana context, noting an involvement with Indiana’s business economic system that could shock a few. in addition they deal with Amish interplay with nation govt over deepest education and different concerns, and the connection of the Amish to their acquaintances and the vacationer undefined. This beneficial advent to the Indiana Amish merits a spot on each Hoosier’s bookshelf.

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