Garden Spot: Lancaster County, the Old Order Amish, and the Selling of Rural America

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INDEX
agrarianism, 16–19, 16n. 5
Agricultural Adjustment Act, 108
agriculture
commercialization of, 22, 109, 111
consolidation in, 102, 109, 133, 140, 161
dairy farming, 26, 112, 185
developments in, 19, 23, 36, 41, 107–12, 133
economic problems in, 102, 108–10, 185
economic role of, 18–19
environmental problems of, 186–87
in Lancaster County, 19–20, 22–26, 62–63, 103, 110–12, 143, 185–87, 192–93
and self-sufficiency, 22, 24, 109, 110
tobacco, 26, 112
use of chemicals in, 32, 107–8, 110, 111, 112
use of tractors in, 32, 107, 111
Agriculture Preserve Board, 189–90, 204, 205
Ahlfeld, John, 148
Amish, 3, 4, 8, 11, 12, 26–35, 47
agriculture of, 8, 25, 26, 32, 104–5, 111–12
Beachy, 28, 31
books on for tourists, 86, 87–90, 95
bundling, 87–88
community of, 30–33
and conscription, 46
and education, 38, 48–59
farming as way of life for, 55–56
and farm preservation, 190, 192, 204
Gelassenheit, 30
growth of, 187
and hex signs, 88
New Order, 28, 31
Meidung, 28, 29–30
off-farm jobs, 32, 162
opposition to development, 196, 199–200, 201
opposition to Route 23/30 bypass, 179–80
Ordnung, 29–31
organization of, 28, 31
and plainness, 31–32
and progress, 33, 91–92
relations with non-Amish Lancaster Countians, 4–5, 8, 13, 38, 55–56, 57–58, 61
religion, 8, 20, 25, 27–33, 54–55, 88–90
seen as backward, 47–48, 65
seen as embodiment of rural virtues, 55–56, 64, 92, 98
seen as innocent, 68, 93–98
seen as peaceful, 71, 168–69
seen as quintessentially rural, 36, 55, 57, 66, 90, 91, 216
seen as relics of the past, 58–59, 62–63, 66, 68, 97, 99, 159, 216
seen as stable community, 104–5
seen as wise, 156–57
separation of from the world, 31–33, 47, 88, 92, 168–69, 175
and technology, 8, 12, 29, 32, 48, 61–62, 105, 111–12, 156–57, 159
threats to survival of, 162, 178–84, 187
and tourism, 8, 13, 59–66, 79, 92–93, 141–42
and Witness,174–76

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Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Acknowledgements ix
  • Contents xii
  • Garden Spot *
  • Introduction - A Fertile Soil 3
  • 1 - The Invention of Lancaster County 11
  • 2 - Education, Literacy, and the Little Red Schoolhouse 37
  • 3 - The Amish and Tourism 67
  • 4 - Food and Farming 101
  • 5 - Urbanization and Planning 137
  • 6 - Development and Farm Preservation 171
  • Epilogue - The Harvest 209
  • Appendix - Farms and Population of Lancaster County, 1900–2000 219
  • Notes 223
  • Index 253
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