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Amish in Michigan
by Gertrude Enders Huntington
Michigan State University Press, 2001
eISBN: 978-1-62895-438-8 | Paper: 978-0-87013-597-2
Library of Congress Classification F575.M45H86 2001
Dewey Decimal Classification 977.40088287


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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