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The definitive book on one of America's most misunderstood communities.(Philadelphia Inquirer)
In a class by itself.(Journal of American History)
The best single book available on the Amish.(Christianity Today)
John A. Hostetler (1918–2001) is author of the best-selling Amish Society and the widely acclaimed Hutterite Society, both available from Johns Hopkins. Raised in the Amish faith, he was founding director of the Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, and a former professor of anthropology and sociology at Temple University.
I live close to Amish and find their lives fascinating, admirable, and almost incomprehensible.Published 9 months ago by normally a happy guy
I read this book for research purposes, as such it is a good textbook. Chock full of anecdotes and personal experiences written by an author who grew up Amish, this book gives an... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Cass Wessel
A bit boring at first and finally the pretty scenery arrives. Good reference on Amish ways and history. Wouldn't watch it a second time but excellent for a researcher.Published 19 months ago by janetmorris
This was not as good or informative as I had hoped it would be. After the other books I have read this one left me still wondering on a lot of stuffPublished 22 months ago by Karen S. Randall
In depth no nonsense review of the Amish Society from European immigration to present day. Informative and answered nearly all the questions I had. Read morePublished on November 21, 2013 by Happy Booker