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The Shock of the Old
Boston Globe (2007)
  • Tom Montgomery-Fate, College of DuPage

Joe Mackall's new book, "Plain Secrets: An Outsider Among the Amish," explores the role of religion in modern society by looking closely at the life of a small devout religious community in Ohio: the Swartzentruber Amish. The struggle of the Amish people to live with "the English" (the non-Amish), and of the English "outsider" (Mackall) to understand the Amish, is a unique story of culture crossing in rural white America.

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Publication Date
August 5, 2007
Citation Information
Tom Montgomery-Fate. "The Shock of the Old" Boston Globe Iss. August 5, 2007 (2007)
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