Details Primer to understanding Amish life for visitors
Captivating color photography
Insight on recent media events
More 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.
By author: Donald B. Kraybill
Photographs by: Daniel Rodriguez
Dimensions: 6" x 9"
Illustrations: 1 color map, 40 color photos