THE Pennsylvania Dutch

by FREDRIC KLEES

THE MACMILLAN COMPANY: NEW YORK

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The Pennsylvania Dutch
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations ix
  • A Forward Glance 1
  • Part One - Religion 11
  • The Mennonites 13
  • The Amish 31
  • The Brethren, the Schwenkfelders, and Other "Plain People" 61
  • The "Church People" 72
  • The Moravians 91
  • A Hotbed of Religions: Ephrata & other Curious Religious Societies 122
  • Part Two - THE PAST 135
  • The Broad Atlantic 137
  • White Man, Red Man 147
  • The French and Indian War 154
  • The Eve of the Revolution 163
  • The Revolution 168
  • Johnny Reb 181
  • Part Three - By the Sweat of Their Brow 189
  • The Fat Earth 191
  • Forge and Mill 203
  • Wagon Road, Canal, and Railroad 218
  • Part Four - The Country and the People 235
  • The Dutch Country 237
  • A Local Habitation and a Name 246
  • Town and City 250
  • Rich Man, Poor Man, Beggarman, Thief 261
  • Part Five - Folkways 275
  • Dialect 277
  • The Three R's 286
  • Powwowing, Hexerei, and Other Pennsylvania Knowledge 298
  • Upcountry Dutch 313
  • High Jinks and Divers Capers 329
  • Holiday 342
  • Part Six - The Arts 357
  • Music 359
  • For Fancy 372
  • Church, House, Barn, and Garden 382
  • Furniture and Other Household Gear 400
  • Swan Song 406
  • Food--And More Food 413
  • Epilogue - "Round the Year: A Pennsylvania Dutch Calendar" 436
  • Acknowledgments and Selected Bibliography 445
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