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Author Kroeker, Wally, 1946-

Title An introduction to the Russian Mennonites / Wally Kroeker.

Imprint Intercourse, PA : Good Books, 2005.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Special Collections Whitehead  289.747 K913i 2005    ---  Lib Use Only
Description 122 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 115-119).
Contents How they got to Russia -- Building the Mennonite colonies -- The golden age in Russia -- The great treks -- Settlers again -- The rural urban shift -- A coat of many colors -- What does a Russian Mennonite look like? -- Where are they today?
Summary "Mennonites in Russia? Kroeker tells the story of these Russian Mennonites with vibrancy, giving both the overview and the important details of these people. Mennonites in Russia? Invited by Catherine the Great to farm the Russian steppes -- in exchange for exemption from military service -- Mennonite emigrants from Polish Prussia and The Netherlands made their home in Russia. Some remain today; many more eventually left for North and South Americas and Europe. Nearly all retain memories and stories from that place -- unbelievable prosperity for some; unspeakable terror for many; church tensions; struggles between the landed and the landless; exquisite clockmaking, storytelling, musicmaking, and food. Himself a Russian Mennonite, Kroeker heads into the history, but also the later movement of these people to the U.S. and Canada. Are they at all distinctive today? What has drawn some to the cities and professions, and others to the rural prairies? What about those in Europe, and those still in the former Soviet Union? Kroeker tells it all with vibrancy -- the overview and the memorable details. Includes dozens of historic and contemporary photographs." -- Publisher's description.
Subject Mennonites -- Russia -- History.
Mennonites -- North America -- History.
Mennonites. (OCoLC)fst01016181
North America. (OCoLC)fst01242475
Russia. (OCoLC)fst01207312
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 1561483915 (pbk.)
9781561483914 (pbk.)

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