A Treasury of History, Wisdom, and LoreBook - 1992
It isn't the way of the Amish to rite about themselves. But John A. Hostetler - author of the best-selling Amish Society - has put together a delightful anthology in which they do just that. More than 150 rare and unusual letters and journal entries, poems and stories, riddles, legends, and bits of family lore offer a uniquely authentic view of Amish life from colonial times to the present. With 25 pages of full-color illustrations, this is the Amish story as told by the Amish themselves, by their friends and neighbors, and by others who understand the Amish ways. Amish Roots is more than an anthology of Amish history. Here Amish men and women speak out. On America. The decline of the family. Health and home remedies. Farming. They offer three centuries' wisdom on issues ranging from raising a barn to raising children, from getting along with neighbors to breaking in a team of mules.
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992, c1989.
Characteristics: xv, 319 p.,  p. of plates :,ill. (some col.) ;,26 cm.