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"An extremely illuminating study of a profound human drama."

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"Sympathetic, yet rigorous, and grounded in a thorough grasp of Amish culture, this superb book shows how Amish religious convictions have reshaped religious liberty for all Americans."--Donald B. Kraybill, author of The Amish and the State

"A masterly study of a case at the very heart of what free exercise of religion means."--Melvin I. Urofsky, author of A March of Liberty: A Constitutional History of the United States

"Admirably blends a wonderful storytelling ability with a remarkable capacity to present complex legal aspects of the case in a way that's easy to understand."--Derek Davis, author of Original Intent: Chief Justice Rehnquist and the Course of American Church-State Relations

"An extremely illuminating study of a profound human drama."--Sanford Levinson, author of Constitutional Faith

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Product Details

  • Series: Landmark Law Cases and American Society
  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: University Press of Kansas (October 9, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0700612734
  • ISBN-13: 978-0700612734
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.5 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,218,758 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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An internationally-recognized expert on religious liberty issues, Shawn Peters has been featured by CNN, PBS, Court TV, Time magazine, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. He is the author of four books and has twice been recognized by the American Society of Legal Writers for outstanding achievement. He currently teaches in the Integrated Liberal Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on January 9, 2004
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Prize-winning historian Shawn Peters presents The Yoder Case: Religious Freedom, Education, And Parental Rights, a scholarly study of the crucial 1972 Supreme Court ruling in a case when a Wisconsin Amish community claimed that compulsory education past a certain age was in conflict with its religious views and therefore removed its children from public schools. Also available in a hardcover edition, The Yoder Case is a detailed, impartial analysis of events, and a fascinating account recommended for law school students and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the separation of Church and State issues.
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I find this Book very interesting. Shawn Peters gives a very intersting insight and Information into this case It gives detailed information, but it is not boring at the same time. It also good for "Beginners" in this Cas. not to thick either.

It gives also some background informations. But again not to much.

Anne
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By Susanne on July 19, 2012
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Mr. Peter's work reads more like a fictional novel. This in an exceptionally enlightening look at a unique culture. I highly recommend this book.
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By A. Craig on December 29, 2014
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Nice addition to my collection of books about the Amish

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