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New York Amish, 2nd EditionLife in the Plain Communities of the Empire State$
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Karen Johnson-Weiner

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781501707605

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501707605.001.0001

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Challenging the Non-Amish Neighbors

Challenging the Non-Amish Neighbors

Uneasy Integration

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(p.190) 9 Challenging the Non-Amish Neighbors
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New York Amish, 2nd Edition
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Karen Johnson-Weiner

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Cornell University Press
DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501707605.003.0009

This chapter describes how, although the majority of Amish settlers have been successful, integration into local life has not always been easy. To this day, many persist in believing (wrongly) that the Amish do not pay taxes. This perception that the Amish take from the local economy without giving back is not shared by all; however, as the Amish settle in a region, they soon become economically integrated. Whether it is by donating to auctions to support volunteer fire departments, working with dairy cooperatives, or operating roadside vegetable stands and selling storage barns to their neighbors, the Amish quickly become involved in maintaining the area's economic health. Nevertheless, because of the many myths, half-truths, and imaginative fictions about the Amish, first encounters can be puzzling.

Keywords:   Amish settlers, local life, integration, local economy, economic health, Amish myths

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