A few links I thought you might enjoy below:
An Amish reading list from someone who would know!
A view on politics and the Amish in one community, by someone else who would know.
“Amish doctors”, home birth, genetic issues. An insightful overview of Amish society and health care , written for health care providers by two scholars (article no longer online). And visit here for more on Amish and doctors.
The pony cart photo was taken in the Arthur, Illinois Amish community by Walter Blackledge (Thanks, Walter!). Walter has a talent.
Pony carts are common in many communities, a zippy way to get around. I wrote a post a while back (titled “The Amish ATV”) on the pony cart.