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The Amish in the American imagination

Author: David Weaver-Zercher
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2001.
Series: Center books in Anabaptist studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Enveloped in mystery, Amish culture has remained a captivating topic within mainstream American culture. In The Amish in the American Imagination, David Weaver-Zercher explores how Americans throughout the twentieth century reacted to and interpreted the Amish. Through an examination of a variety of visual and textual sources, Weaver-Zercher explores how diverse groups - ranging from Mennonites to Hollywood  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Weaver-Zercher
ISBN: 0801866812 9780801866814
OCLC Number: 45115721
Description: xv, 280 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Claiming America: Pennsylvania Germans and the Amish, 1900-1915 --
Civilizing the Amish: The Present as a Usable Past --
Consuming the Simple Life: Buying and Selling the Amish in Postwar America --
Defining the Faith: Mennonites and the Amish Culture Market, 1950-1975 --
Projecting the Amish: Witness and the Problem of Amish Voice.
Series Title: Center books in Anabaptist studies.
Responsibility: David Weaver-Zercher.
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