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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


Challenging the Non-Amish Neighbors: Uneasy Integration

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/9781501707605.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes how, although the majority of Amish settlers have been successful, integration into local life has not always been easy. To this day, many persist in believing (wrongly) that ... More


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