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How the Amish Have Survived in America

For a long time, most Americans knew little more about the Amish than that they made finely crafted furniture and pursued a quietly stubborn resistance to modernity. But lately, against all expectation, an avalanche of Amish romance novels and myth-making TV “reality” shows like Breaking Amish and Amish Mafia have turned the mighty gaze of popular culture...

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About the Author

Donald B. Kraybill is distinguished professor at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania and author of many books on Amish society, including The Amish, recently published by Johns Hopkins University Press.