Books and Internet links
In spite of their limited use of electricity, the Amish do have some
Internet sites. There are also Mennonite sites which contain Amish material:
|"Mennonite Connections on the WWW" has a number of Amish links
|The Plain People is a Web site maintained by the Pennsylvania
Dutch Country Welcome Center which describes the Amish, the Mennonites,
the Brethren, and the other "Plain People" near Lancaster PA. See:
They have a FAQ at
|The Mennonite Information Center supplies information on both
Amish and Mennonites. Their address is: 2209 Millstream Road, Lancaster, PA
|An essay: "Background Dynamics of the Amish Movement" is at:
|The National Committee For Amish Religious Freedom promotes
religious freedom for the Amish. See:
|Chris Armstrong, "Knock, knock. Who's there? The Amish," an
Christian History is at:
http://www.christianitytoday.com/ It looks at the movement from a
conservative Christian historian's point of view.|
|James J. Hoorman, "Amish & Mennonite Culture History," at:
|Amish Country Cooking shows many recipes from Amish women, along
with a section about the Amish and their lives. See: http://www.amishcountrycooking.com|
Photo galleries and computer screen saver:
|Bill Coleman has photographed the Amish over three decades. His photos
show "a sensitivity to, and a genuine enthusiasm for, the gestures and
character of the Amish people." He provides a one week free screensaver
trial. See: http://www.amishphoto.com/|
Books and a video about the Amish:
|Baker & Taylor Video, "Multicultural Peoples: The Amish," Multicultural Peoples of North
America Video Series," (1993).|
|Jan Folsom, The Amish: Images of a Tradition, Stackpole Books
|Ruth Irene Garrett with Rick Farrant, "Crossing Over: One woman's
escape from Amish life," HarperSanFrancisco, (2003)
|Merle & Phillis Good, 20 Most Asked Questions About the Amish and
Mennonites, (People's Place Book, No 1), Good Books (1995).
|John A. Hostetler:
"Amish Roots : A Treasury of History, Wisdom, and
Lore, Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, (1992).
|"Amish Society, Fourth Edition," Johns Hopkins Univ.
|Donald B. Kraybill:|
|"The Amish and the State," Johns Hopkins Univ.
||"The Riddle of Amish Culture, Revised
Edition," Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, (2001)|
|Donald B. Kraybill & Steven M. Nolt, Amish Enterprise : From Plows to
Profits, Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, (1995)|
|Donald B. Kraybill & Marc Alan Olshan, The Amish Struggle With
Modernity, Univ. Press of New England, (1994)|
|J Gordon Melton, "The Encyclopedia of American Religions,"
Triumph Books, (1991), Pages 49 to 60 and 311 to 312.
|Lucian Niemeyer, Old Order Amish: Their Enduring Way of Life,
Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, (1996)
|Steven M. Nolt, A History of the Amish, Good Books, (1992)
|Theresa Phillips, "Leaving Lancaster County," Holy Fire
|Donovan E. Smucker, Sociology of Canadian Mennonites, Hutterites and
Amish: A Bibliography With Annotations, Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press,
You can safely order these, and other, books on the Amish faith and culture from the online bookstore of Amazon.com.
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