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Author Reschly, Steven D.

Title The Amish on the Iowa prairie, 1840 to 1910 / Steven D. Reschly.

Imprint Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  977.7008828 R311a 2000    ---  Available
Description x, 268 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Note Originally presented as the author's thesis (Master's)--University of Northern Iowa.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-209) and index.
Contents Configuring Amish Historical Experience -- The Amish Agricultural System -- Preservationist Patriarchy -- Struggles for Territory -- The Limits of Common Property -- Sleeping Preacher Strains -- Unaccustomed Choices -- Persistent Amish Migrations.
Summary "The Amish on the Iowa Prairie, 1840 to 1910 tells the story of how the Amish integrated themselves into a mid-American society, even as they preserved their own culture, Steven D. Reschly traces the Amish in Iowa from their initial settlement in the 1840s, through the community's experiences at the close of the nineteenth century when the rural economy of the United States had matured, and into the early part of the twentieth century.".
Subject Amish -- Iowa -- History.
ISBN 0801863880 (acid-free paper)
9780801863882 (acid-free paper)

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