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.
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I’m humbled! I better get over there and update that- there are so many new books making their ways through Amish communities lately!
Yay Mennobrarian!! Yep, the Amish books coming out now (especially fiction) are growing and growing. She’s on top of her game though, so we’re in good hands getting the info. OK, onto the other links… Have a good day ~ ☺
Re: the reading list. I would like to give a huge recommendation to the Buggy Spoke Series by Linda Byler, a PA Amishwoman. It is a 7 book set, close to an autobiography, following a young girl’s growing up years from age 5 to 30 something. Very entertaining and a good, accurate resource for us. They are available from her until May 1st at $35 + $5 shipping in the US, with a limited quantity available. She has 2 other novels dealing with teenaged characters at $8 each + shipping. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional info w/ “Amish books” in the subject line.
The link to Amish and Politics is correct, but the blog lady is not correct in her statement on Amish and politics. As she acknowledged , she has been out of it for quite some time now.
I am doing a graduation research on The Amish and Politics, in English. Will be done in a couple of weeks, hopefully Erik can give some attention to it on this blog when it’s published! 🙂
Monica, let us know when you’ve updated it! On the note of books, I just got some recent Amish book shipments in that I need to post about, looking forward to digging in when I can get a moment.
Amish communities are different
On Saloma’s comments, I would just note that she makes the point that she is speaking of her own particular community and her statements seem to be geared towards that community (I actually do not know which one, other than that it’s in Ohio). And with the diversity as you know in Amish society, there is probably a good chance that what applies/applied in her realm may differ in others. So my impression is that she is being specific to that one community, though perhaps it could be read otherwise.
Ruben, I’d be interested to see your work. It’s an interesting topic.
Glad to see what you have found out with your research!