0874515874 004102 - hardcover - - - Testa Randy-Michael. AFTER THE FIRE: THE DESTRUCTION OF THE LANCASTER COUNTY AMISH Hanover: University Press of New England (1992). 187 p. Hardbound with DJ. Inscribed by the author To [Dartmouth] President Freedman Somebody in PA once said to me 'We should live our lives in such a way that heaven will not come as a shock to us. ' Maybe the journey chronicled here'll help with that journey. NF/NF. -. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: Lancaster County, Pennsylvania is best known for its abundantly productive farmland and for the Amish and other "Plain People" who have made their home there since colonial times. Now both of these unique features are in danger of being permanently destroyed. "The Garden Spot of America" loses more than 20 acres of farmland every day to accelerated development. And the Amish, with a population that has doubled in the past 20 years and little land left to farm, tired of living in a fish-bowl for five million tourists a year, and frustrated by changing regulations, are moving out. They are going to Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana -- anywhere to get away from "Amish Country."
Randy Testa initially traveled to Lancaster County in the summer of 1988 to research his dissertation, never intending to become involved personally in county affairs. But living with an Amish family that summer he saw firsthand the trials they faced: constant streams of gawking tourists, the daily paving-over of rich farmland, and the greed and complicity of local officials. Realizing that the quiet, nonresistant Amish would not fight against these destructive influences, Testa felt called to speak out on their behalf.
Thus began the continuing moral journey that is at the heart of After the Fire. It is a story of family and farming, community and faith, morality as practiced by the Amish in daily life. And, ultimately, it is about our own world, for as Testa writes, we must look to the Amish to "point out how far we have strayed." The book is illustrated with 20 charcoal drawings by Amish artist Susie Riehl. The drawings are as understated as the Amish themselves, simple yet striking sketches from within a threatened world.
In this final decade of the twentieth century, a life-and-death struggle is being played out in Lancaster County: between land speculation and land stewardship, between material wealth and moral worth, between unrestrained growth and "the ties that bind." The Amish are at the center of the conflict, trying to maintain their unique community in the face of increasing encroachment from the outside. Randy Testa stands as a witness to their struggle, telling "the story of a people on the verge of conflagration."
Dall'editore: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 trim. 20 illus. LC 92-11529
Titolo: After the Fire: The Destruction of the ...
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Descrizione libro University Press of New England, 1992. Condizione libro: Good. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP2424446
Descrizione libro University Press of New England, 1992. Condizione libro: Good. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP88126555
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Descrizione libro University Press of New England 1992/92, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. First Edition. Hardback Non Fiction 1st. Ed. Very Good/Very Good Pastedown Usual marks;66217. Codice libro della libreria 66217
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Descrizione libro Univ Pr of New England, 1992. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Hard Cover - VG/VG - Book and dust jacket are clean and tight with light wear. Codice libro della libreria 248418
Descrizione libro University Press of New England, 1992. Cloth. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Second Printing. Small 8vo. Blue cloth, gilt lettering. Mild edge & corner wear, remainder mark. Dustjacket with mild edgewear. 187 pp. Clean tight copy. Codice libro della libreria 008229