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The Mohawk Valley Amish: Old Order Diversity in Central New York

Karen Johnson-Weiner

in New York Amish, 2nd Edition: Life in the Plain Communities of the Empire State

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501707605
eISBN:
9781501708145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707605.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines how other Amish began to think about settling in the Mohawk Valley region—they were motivated primarily by the need for farmland, but were partly attracted by idyllic reports of ... More


The Future of New York’s Amish: Two Worlds, Side by Side

Karen Johnson-Weiner

in New York Amish, 2nd Edition: Life in the Plain Communities of the Empire State

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501707605
eISBN:
9781501708145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707605.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter reviews the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Wisconsin v. Yoder et al. and argues that it not only empowered Amish communities, but also encouraged Amish diversity by making it easier ... More


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