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John A. Hostetler

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Selected pages Title Page. A bit heavy going at times though because of the small print. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. If you are only going to read one book about the Amish, I recommend the other book– The Riddle of the Amish Culture, but this one is also good. He siciety updated information on a variety of topics, including Amish population trends, land use and farming practices, and relations with the state.

Most of the research deals with the roots of the Amish movement and its development before the 21st century. Ritual Integration of the Community. John Andrew Hostetler, Ph.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. While at Goshen he assisted dean Harold S. He was extremely pleased with it.

It’s slightly dated, but meticulously documented. This IS a textbook and like all textbooks tends to be analytical as well as informative.

Amish Society

The way they were treated in their native country and the way that they were accepted here soxiety America. Once you start reading it, it’s hard to put it down. This book was very informative and intriguing to me. He’s constantly telling me new things he’s found out and wants to share. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.


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This book is a sociological review of their history, their values, their difficulties, and their growth. Informative and answered nearly all the questions I had. Yet most visitors, misled by stereotypes and commercial attractions, do not have the opportunity to understand the Amish as they really are. Ordered this book for my dad. Read more Read less. I’ve read other books on the Amish but this one is by far the most interesting and well written of all of them so far!

Aug 03, Jennifer rated it really liked it.

Amish Society by John A. Hostetler

It was very interesting though not a griping novel but it starts the brain thinking and I enjoyed learning a bit more of the beginings of hostetled religion and the culture. To Care and Not to Care A History of the Amish: Caroline Graham rated it it was amazing Apr 28, Kelly Wischmeier rated it really liked it Jan 13, I had no idea that it was common for Amish teenage boys to go to Florida during the winter to be Bellboys in hotels.

During the early s Hostetler organized an extensive study of Hutterite religious, educational and social practices, with particular focus on socialization patterns, in three colonies, two in hhostetler Canada and one in the northern Hostetlwr. In depth no nonsense review of the Amish Society from European immigration to present day.


The photographs are plentiful, and the knowledge base was far beyond my expectations.

Aug 01, Rose rated it really liked it. Hostetler produced eight hostetoer books and six booklets for popular audiences including the best selling Amish Life.

A fascinating and well structured book about the lives of the Amish. Hostetler and Huntington published their findings in The Hutterites in North America in —it has been reprinted in several new editions since then. Their trials and tribulations to acheive the simple life.

Office of Education and enlisted numerous consultants and fieldworkers, the latter headed by anthropologist Gertrude Huntington, who lived with some of her family as participating members of an Alberta colony during one summer. Getting to know and understand the customs of our neighbors was important hostetlet me and this book was wonderful amisy its detailed information.

Given that this was published init has to be rather out of date, though I’d think less so for the Amish than for most groups, given their This was written by a former Amishman who became a sociologist He taught at Penn State.