|Copyright: Lesley Hodgson (ma-at)
|Date Taken: 2005-03|
|Categories: Daily Life|
|Camera: Canon PowerShot G1|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2006-11-18 12:21|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Not all Amish frown upon technology, but this group I visited still used an old hand pump.Canon Powershot G1.|
The Amish are united by a common Swiss-German ancestry, language, and culture, and they marry within the Amish community. The Amish therefore meet the criteria of an ethnic group. However, the Amish themselves generally use the term only to refer to accepted members of their church community, and not as an ethnic designation. Those who do not choose to live an Amish lifestyle and join the church are no longer considered Amish, just as those who live the plain lifestyle but are not baptized into the Amish Church are not Amish. Certain Mennonite churches were formerly Amish congregations. In fact, although more Amish emigrated to America in the 19th century than during the 18th century, most Amish today descend primarily from 18th century immigrants, since the Amish immigrants of the 19th century were more liberal and most of their communities eventually lost their Amish identity.
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