Pennsylvania Dutch & Other Essays

Pennsylvania Dutch & Other Essays

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Between 1869 and 1882, Phebe Earle Gibbons, a Pennsylvania Quaker, wrote down her first-hand observations of the lifestyles and customs of the Pennsylvania Dutch groups that surrounded her -- the Amish, Mennonites, Moravians, Schwenkfelders -- as well as English Quakers and Welsh and Irish miners of Scranton. She described their weddings, funerals, religious practices, social gatherings, family life, folk beliefs, and holidays. This new edition of Gibbons's classic work includes a new introduction by Don Yoder which discusses the significance of the book and the life of its author.When I was between thirteen and fourteen, I went to my trade. I was put into ... I had liberty to go home to my parents, but not to be running, like they do nowadays, and do mischief. aquot; My wife was ... I now speak German altogether in my family.

Title:Pennsylvania Dutch & Other Essays
Author:Phebe Earle Gibbons
Publisher:Stackpole Books - 2001


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