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Amish Enterprise by Donald B. Kraybill
Book DescriptionAmish culture has been rooted in the soil since its beginnings in 1693. But what happens when members of America's oldest Amish community enter non-farm work in one generation? How will hundreds of cottage industries and micro-enterprises reshape the heart of Amish life? Will traditional eighth grade education still prove adequate? What about gender roles, child-rearing practices, leisure activities, and growing ties with outsiders? Amish Enterprise was the first book to discuss these dramatic changes that are transforming Amish communities across North America. Based on interviews with more than 150 Amish entrepreneurs, the authors trace the rise and impact of businesses in Lancaster's Amish settlement in recent decades. In this new edition, the authors update demographic and technological changes, and also describe Amish enterprises outside of Pennsylvania in a new chapter.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780801878053
(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date: 19-Apr-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Donald B. Kraybill
Amish Way, Paperback (February 2012)
A sensitive and realistic look at the spiritual life and practices of the Amish This second book by the authors of the award-winning Amish Grace sheds further light on the Amish, this time on their faith, spirituality, and spiritual practices.
Concise Encyclopedia of Amish, Brethren, Hutterites, and Mennonites, Hardback (November 2010)
Wide in scope, succinct in content, and with directional markers along the way, the Concise Encyclopedia of Amish, Brethren, Hutterites, and Mennonites is a must-have reference for anyone interested in Anabaptist groups.
Amish Grace, Paperback (May 2010)
Recounts the Amish witness and connects it to the heart of their spirituality. This title combines history, evaluation of American society, and an examination of what builds community into a story that details the shootings, and probes the religious beliefs that led to forgiving.
Success Made Simple, Hardback (April 2010)» View all books by Donald B. Kraybill
* Success Made Simple is the first practical book of Amish business success principles for the non-Amish reader. * The work provides a platform of transferable principles that are simple and universal enough to be applied in the non-Amish world, in a wide variety of business and management settings.
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Author Biography - Donald B. Kraybill
Donald B. Kraybill is Distinguished College Professor and Senior Fellow in the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College, Pennsylvania. Widely recognized for his work on Anabaptist groups, he has authored and edited many books, including The Riddle of Amish Culture and The Amish and the State, both available from Johns Hopkins. Steven M. Nolt is an associate professor of history at Goshen College, Indiana. He is the author of numerous articles and several books on Anabaptist and Pennsylvania German groups.
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