Amish in Michigan

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Michigan State University Press, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 55 pages
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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.

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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.

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