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Garden spot : Lancaster County, the old order Amish, and the selling of rural America

Author: David J Walbert
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, ahs been known for two centuries as the "Garden Spot of America," a quintessentially rural place. Walbert considers what it means to be the Garden Spot in a culture  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David J Walbert
ISBN: 0195148436 9780195148435 0195148444 9780195148442
OCLC Number: 47995935
Description: x, 258 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: a fertile soil --
Cultivating the garden : the invention of Lancaster County --
Pride and progress : education, literacy, and the little red schoolhouse --
Dutch country : the Amish and tourism --
Domain of abundance : food and farming --
Landscape of progress : urbanization and planning --
Preserving the garden : development and farm preservation --
Epilogue: the harvest --
Appendix : Farms and population of Lancaster County, 1900-2000.
Responsibility: David Walbert.
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There is grist for both the scholar and interested layperson ... a wonderful addition to the literature on Amish and Mennonites. * Thomas J. Meyers, Goshen College, USA * ... does a remarkable job of Read more...

 
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