By Karen M. Johnson-Weiner
In a publication that highlights the life and variety of Amish groups in manhattan kingdom, Karen M. Johnson-Weiner attracts on twenty-five years of remark, participation, interviews, and archival study to stress the contribution of the Amish to the state's wealthy cultural heritage.
While the Amish settlements in Pennsylvania and Ohio are the world over recognized, the Amish inhabitants in long island, the results of inner migration from these extra demonstrated settlements, is extra fragmentary and no more seen to all yet their nearest non-Amish friends. all the Amish at present residing in long island are post–World battle II migrants from issues to the south and west. Many got here looking reasonable land, others due to schism of their domestic communities.
The outdated Order Amish of recent York are relative rookies who, whereas representing an outdated or undeniable lifestyle, are bringing switch to the country. in order that readers can greater comprehend the place the Amish come from and their dating to different Christian teams, long island Amish strains the origins of the Amish within the non secular war of words and political upheaval of the Protestant Reformation and describes modern Amish existence and non secular practices.
Johnson-Weiner welcomes readers into the lives of Amish households in numerous areas of recent York nation, together with the oldest big apple Amish group, the payment within the Conewango Valley, and the various settlements of the Mohawk Valley and the St. Lawrence River Valley. The congregations in those areas variety from the main conservative to the main revolutionary. Johnson-Weiner unearths how the Amish particularly areas of recent York observe their middle values in several methods; those diversifications form not just their adjustment to new environments but in addition the ways that townships and counties accommodate―and frequently gain from―the presence of those thriving religion communities.