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Amish Society

by John A. Hostetler
Publisher: JHU Press
Release Date: 1993-04
Genre: History
Pages: 435 pages
ISBN 13: 9780801844423
ISBN 10: 0801844428
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Synopsis : Amish Society written by John A. Hostetler, published by JHU Press which was released on 1993-04. Download Amish Society Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. The major attraction is the Old Order Amish people themselves , their farms , their tradition of farming , and their dress and customs . Directly or indirectly , Amish communities are promoted as living museums , amusement parks , or in ... -- An anthropological study of this cohesive group which prefers to struggle against modern civilization than change a traditional way of life

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