Amish in Michigan

By: Gertrude Enders Huntington.

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Driving the rural roads of Michigan one might suddenly come upon a black buggy driven by a bonneted woman or a bearded Amish man. In 1955 there were fewer than five hundred Amish in Michigan--in 2000 there were more than seven thousand. The Amish, with their unique life-style, are found only in North America where approximately 170,000 live in twenty-four states and one Canadian province. This sensitive and fascinating volume explores the Amish historical background, immigration into Michigan, occupations, marriage patterns, cultural conflicts, community-financed schools, medical practices, and cultural survival.

Title: Amish in Michigan

Author: Gertrude Enders Huntington.

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Categories: Michigan,

Publisher: Michigan State University Press: c2001

ISBN Number: 087013597X

ISBN Number 13: 9780870135972

Binding: paperback

Book Details: 54 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, Notes, bibliography, index, maps, illus., paperback, Michigan State University Press

Seller ID: 33597X

Description: Driving the rural roads of Michigan one might suddenly come upon a black buggy driven by a bonneted woman or a bearded Amish man. In 1955 there were fewer than five hundred Amish in Michigan-in 2000 there were more than seven thousand. The Amish, with their unique life-style, are found only in North America where approximately 170,000 live in twenty-four states and one Canadian province. This sensitive and fascinating volume explores the Amish historical background, immigration into Michigan, occupations, marriage patterns, cultural conflicts, community-financed schools, medical practices, and cultural survival.

About Author
Gertrude Enders Huntington is a retired professor from the University of Michigan. She is the co-author of Amish Children: Education in the Family, School, and Community.