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A Mennonite Community in the Old and the New Worlds, 1850 - 1930

by Loewen, Royden K.

In 1874, a group of nine hundred Mennonites migrated from Russia to the western plains of Canada and the United States, settling in and around Steinbach, Manitoba, and Jansen, Nebraska. Loewen’s account tells of three generations of Mennonites - so named after the sixteenth-century Frisian church reformer Menno Simons - for whom the farm family was the primary social unit. The sectarian, lay-oriented church congregation interpreted life’s meaning and enforced strict social boundaries on the community level.

Paperback, 370 pages, Illustrations

USD 23.95 / CAD 29.95

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