An Amish Patchwork: Indiana's Old Orders in the Modern World by Thomas J. Meyers,Steven M. Nolt

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 Indiana’s 19 previous Order Amish and outdated Order Mennonite groups exhibit a stunning range regardless of all that unites them as a different tradition. this modern portrait of Indiana’s Amish is the 1st book-length evaluation of Amish within the nation. Thomas J. Meyers and Steven M. Nolt current an outline 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 previous 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 climate that could shock a few. additionally they deal with Amish interplay with nation govt over deepest education and different issues, and the connection of the Amish to their acquaintances and the vacationer undefined. This worthwhile creation to the Indiana Amish merits a spot on each Hoosier’s bookshelf.

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