THE AMISH: A troika of well-known academics who study the Amish have collaborated on what sounds like a fascinating book. I'll try to get my hands on a review copy and share more with all of you. But you can read more about this book, plainly and appropriately entitled: The Amish. It may be the single best reference book written about them. Click here to read more about The Amish.
Sounds like a really interesting book- I will have to check it out.
I'm wondering about this blurb from the article: "The women who teach in Swartzentruber communities teach at most for two years..." Why 2 years, I wonder? It seems like if you found a good teacher, you'd want to hang on to them as long as possible.
Debbie, most Amish women don't hold down jobs while being a Mom and a wife, so my guess is the Swartz teachers will be young women, very young, maybe age 17 or so...they'll teach for a couple of years and then exit the job to get married.
Ah, that makes more sense. I was thinking it was a hard and fast rule, rather than "this is what usually happens".
I love reading books from this trio of authors! They really go into depth and dismiss myths and insinuations about the Amish. I can't wait to read it 🙂
Guess who was mentioned in the book??
"The popular syndicated column "The Amish Cook" is featured in The Amish Cook From Oasis Newsfeatures, a blog sponsored by the publisher of the column's print version." (The Amish; page 397)
Elizabeth and Lovina were mentioned on page 114 of the book too 🙂