Conclusion & For Further Interest
Through the ups and downs of a turbulent period, the Amish have proven that they are not the product of a bygone era, but a chapter in the American saga, a story shaped by the development of machine power, technological invention, and industrialization. They have waded in the mainstream American life without losing their religious commitments. Learning about the Amish helps us understand our own encounter with modernity, with all its limitations and potentials.
For Further Interest
Additional online resources
Amish Studies by the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College
Randy James, Why Cows Learn Dutch: And Other Secrets of Amish Farms (Kent: Kent State University Press, 2005).
Randy James, Why Cows Need Names: And More Secrets of Amish Farms (Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 2013).
Burton Buller and Mary J. Buller, The Amish: How They Survive, videorecording (Black Hat Distributors, Ltd, 2005).