Pennsylvania Dutch and Other Essays

By: Phebe Earle Gibbons, with a new introduction by Don Yoder

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New edition of the 1882 classic. A Quaker woman's firsthand observations of the lifestyles and customs of the Pennsylvania Dutch groups that surrounded her.

Title: Pennsylvania Dutch and Other Essays

Author: Phebe Earle Gibbons, with a new introduction by Don Yoder

Illustrator: Reg. Price: $16.95

Categories: Pennsylvania,

Publisher: Stackpole Books:

ISBN Number: 0811729028

ISBN Number 13: 9780811729024

Binding: paperback

Book Details: 448 pages, 4 3/4 x 7 1/4, paperback, Stackpole Books

Seller ID: 729028

Description: Between 1869 and 1882, Phebe Earle Gibbons, a Pennsylvania Quaker, wrote down her first-hand observations of the lifestyles and customs of the Pennsylvania Dutch groups that surrounded her-the Amish, Mennonites, Moravians, Schwenkfelders-as well as English Quakers and Welsh and Irish miners of Scranton. She described their weddings, funerals, religious practices, social gatherings, family life, folk beliefs, and holidays. This new edition of Gibbons's classic work includes a new introduction by Don Yoder which discusses the significance of the book and the life of its author.

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The reappearance of this timeless book is both long overdue and an occasion for loud applause. --William Woys Weaver, author of Sauerkraut Yankees