The Amish of Lancaster County

The Amish of Lancaster County


By (author) Donald B. Kraybill

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  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • Format: Paperback | 88 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 224mm x 8mm | 227g
  • Publication date: 10 April 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Mechanicsburg, PA
  • ISBN 10: 0811734781
  • ISBN 13: 9780811734783
  • Illustrations note: 38 colour photos & 1 colour map
  • Sales rank: 558,965

Product description

Primer to understanding Amish life for visitorsCaptivating color photographyInsight on recent media eventsMore than 8.5 million people visit Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, every year to experience the culture of the oldest Amish community in the world. This book by the leading scholar of the Amish explains the uncommon lifestyle of these simple-living people who intrigue so many visitors. Mini essays on all aspects of Amish life, from dress and spirituality to horse-and-buggy transport, are accompanied by beautiful full-color photographs. The author also discusses myths about the Amish, their selective use of technology, the current media attention to Rumspringa, and the tragedy at the Nickel Mines school.

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