SUNY-Potsdam Professor of Anthropology Karen Johnson-Weiner has spent years researching the various Amish communities in New York. Karen’s new book New York Amish: Life in the Plain Communities of the Empire State is the first to explore Amish settlement in the state.
While you won’t find any Amish on the island of Manhattan, since 1949 they have established nearly three dozen settlements across the state, from Western NY to the North Country near the Canadian border.
This is the beginning of an interview that Erik Wesner at Amish America blogged about today. There is a giveaway on the site for this new book on Amish communities in New York State. If you would like a chance to win a copy of the book, go to the blog and leave a comment. You may also be entered another time if you mention the blog post on Facebook. And you can also be entered a third time if you do a post about it on your blog. The interview is very interesting, and I hope you will head over the Amish America to browse through the interview, as well as look at the many interesting blog posts that Erik Wesner has written about the Amish in America.
Have a great rest of your Wednesday, everyone. Take care, from central KY.
- Kathy in KY
- Fayette Co, KY, United States
- I am a country girl stuck in the city, for the time-being. I enjoy the country way of life, and practice that in my home as best I can by canning and preserving foods, cooking and baking from scratch, crocheting, living vicariously thru the many blogs I follow about country life. I enjoy learning about raising livestock, and glean from my past employment and personal experiences of working with animals to fuel some of my postings. I have 5 cats, who keep my life interesting. And I am also an amateur poet. Thanks for stopping by and checking out this Farmer-gal who is caught in town, for now.