Driving the rural roads of Michigan one might suddenly come upon a black buggy driven by a bonneted woman or a bearded Amish man. In 1955 there were fewer than five hundred Amish in Michigan—in 2000 there were more than seven thousand. The Amish, with their unique life-style, are found only in North America where approximately 170,000 live in twenty-four states and one Canadian province. This sensitive and fascinating volume explores the Amish historical background, immigration into Michigan, occupations, marriage patterns, cultural conflicts, community-financed schools, medical practices, and cultural survival.
Amish in Michigan
Publication Date: July 31st, 2001
55 pages| 5.5 in x 8.5 in
Gertrude Enders Huntington is a retired professor from the University of Michigan. She is the co-author of Amish Children: Education in the Family, School, and Community.