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    Amish Enterprise: From Plows to Profits (Center Books in Anabaptist Studies (Paperback)) (Paperback) By (author) Donald B. Kraybill, By (author) Steven M. Nolt

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    DescriptionAmish culture has been rooted in the soil since its beginnings in 1693. But what happens when members of America's oldest Amish community enter non-farm work in one generation? How will hundreds of cottage industries and micro-enterprises reshape the heart of Amish life? Will traditional eighth grade education still prove adequate? What about gender roles, child-rearing practices, leisure activities, and growing ties with outsiders? Amish Enterprise was the first book to discuss these dramatic changes that are transforming Amish communities across North America. Based on interviews with more than 150 Amish entrepreneurs, the authors trace the rise and impact of businesses in Lancaster's Amish settlement in recent decades. In this new edition, the authors update demographic and technological changes, and also describe Amish enterprises outside of Pennsylvania in a new chapter.

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    Amish Enterprise
    From Plows to Profits
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Donald B. Kraybill, By (author) Steven M. Nolt
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 157 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 404 g
    ISBN 13: 9780801878053
    ISBN 10: 0801878055

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    2, Revised
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    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    47 b&w illus.
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    Publication date
    19 April 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Baltimore, MD
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    Useful in courses in religion and culture; an excellent supplementary text for courses in sociology... Amish and other minority groups... may be inspired and instructed by this heartening document. -- Gene Burd Utopian Studies 2005 Important for anyone interested in the interplay between a small, separate religious group and the dominant culture. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 2005