The third issue (Volume 2, Issue 1) of the Journal of Amish and Plain Anabaptist Studies has just been released.

As its name suggests, JAPAS features scholarly articles on subjects related to Old Order Amish, Mennonites, and other Plain Anabaptists.  As an open source journal, all content is viewable for free online.

JAPAS LogoThe latest from JAPAS covers topics including:

  • Tech “workarounds” in northern Indiana
  • Wealth distribution among Holmes County Amish
  • Buggy crash causes
  • The Amish “brand” in Lancaster County

There are also two book reviews, of Valerie Weaver-Zercher’s Thrill of the Chaste, and Pennsylvania German in the American Midwest, by Steven Keiser.

So far I’ve only dipped my toe in, but I’ll plan to share some more soon. It’s nice that this kind of resource is available to all, at the cost of just a couple of mouse-clicks. And if you missed previous editions, here are issues 1 and 2.