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Recommended ResourcesA list of recommended books, publications, and websites on the Amish can be found here: Amish Resources

Amish Interviews– We frequently feature interviews with authors and researchers of the Amish, as well as Amish and Amish-raised individuals.

Past interviews:

James A. Cates on Serving the Amish: A Cultural Guide for Professionals October 27, 2014
Donald B. Kraybill on Renegade Amish: Beard Cutting, Hate Crimes, and the Trial of the Bergholz Barbers September 8, 2014
Rich Stevick on Growing Up Amish: The Rumspringa Years  June 13, 2014
Saloma Miller Furlong on Bonnet Strings  March 17, 2014
Bob Hostetler & J.M. Hochstetler on Northkill  March 5, 2014
Ervin Stutzman on Jacob’s Choice  February 14, 2014
Callie Wiser on PBS’ The Amish: Shunned  February 4, 2014
Janneken Smucker on Amish Quilts: Crafting an American Icon  November 15, 2013
Cory Anderson on The Journal of Amish and Plain Anabaptist Studies  July 29, 2013
William Woys Weaver on Pennsylvania Dutch Cuisine  June 5, 2013
Donald Kraybill, Karen Johnson-Weiner, and Steven Nolt on The Amish  May 23, 2013
Donald Kraybill on the 2013 Amish Technology Conference  May 14, 2013
Valerie Weaver-Zercher on Amish Fiction and Thrill of the Chaste  April 23, 2013
Mary Ann Kinsinger on an Amish upbringing  September 27, 2012
Amishman John Stoltzfus on creating digital art  September 3, 2012
Marlene Miller on joining the Amish  June 28, 2012
Mose Gingerich on NatGeo’s Amish: Out of Order  May 22, 2012 
Dr. Rob Reynolds on Pennsylvania German Society February 29, 2012
Emma Miller on the Amish Descendant Scholarship Fund February 15, 2012
Saloma Miller Furlong on Why I Left the Amish  January 26, 2012
Osiah Horst on Old Order Mennonites  January 10, 2012
Bill Coleman on Amish Photography (adapted from Nikon interview w/original commentary from Noah Coleman)  December 15, 2011
Nancy Amor, Mary Alice Yoder, and Doretta Yoder on The Connection Amish magazine  December 13, 2011
Keith and Laura James on running an Amish goods business  November 17, 2011
Valerie Weaver-Zercher on the Amish romance novel  November 10, 2011
Linda Maendel on life in a Manitoba Hutterite Colony October 12, 2011
Ira Wagler on Growing Up Amish  July 14, 2011
John Gingerich on History of the Bernese Anabaptists  July 5, 2011
Mary-Ann Kirkby on I Am Hutterite  January 10, 2011
Donald Kraybill on Concise Encyclopedia of Amish, Brethren, Hutterites, and Mennonites  November 15, 2010
Taste of Pinecraft: Glimpses of Sarasota, Florida’s Amish Culture and Kitchens with Sherry Gore  November 1, 2010
Donald Kraybill, Steven Nolt, and David Weaver-Zercher on Amish spirituality and The Amish Way: Patient Faith in a Perilous World Part 2  October 11, 2010
Donald Kraybill, Steven Nolt, and David Weaver-Zercher on Amish spirituality and The Amish Way: Patient Faith in a Perilous World Part 1  October 5, 2010
New York Amish with Karen Johnson-Weiner Part 2  September 14, 2010
New York Amish with Karen Johnson-Weiner Part 1  September 8, 2010
An Amish Paradox authors Charles E. Hurst and David L. McConnell Part 2  June 18, 2010
An Amish Paradox authors Charles E. Hurst and David L. McConnell Part 1  June 15, 2010
48 Days author and Holmes County native Dan Miller  May 6, 2010
Amishman “Aaron Miller” on choice in Amish society Part 2  March 11, 2010
Amishman “Aaron Miller” on choice in Amish society Part 1  March 9, 2010
Amishman “Aaron Miller” on Rumspringa-Myths and Reality  March 7, 2010
Amishman “Aaron Miller” on the beard, cell phone, and Ordnung  March 5, 2010
Karen Johnson-Weiner on Amish Schools  January 29, 2009
Karen Johnson-Weiner on Swartzentruber Amish  January 25, 2009
Karen Johnson-Weiner on New York Amish  January 20, 2009
An Anonymous Lancaster County Amishman Part 2  December 2, 2008
An Anonymous Lancaster County Amishman Part 1  November 25, 2008
Amish in the American Imagination author David Weaver-Zercher  September 18, 2008
Riddle of Amish Culture author Donald Kraybill  July 14, 2008
Rumspringa: To be or not to be Amish author Tom Shachtman  March 27, 2008


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