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Young Center Book Series

Young Center Books in Anabaptist and Pietist Studies are published by Johns Hopkins University Press (JHUP) in Baltimore, Maryland. Johns Hopkins University Press, the oldest university press in the nation, was founded in 1878 and is one of the world's largest and most respected university presses. JHUP publishes 80 scholarly journals and approximately 200 new books each year.

Latino Mennonites book jacketThe most recent books in the Young Center series are the second edition of Rich Stevick's book on Amish youth: Growing Up Amish: The Rumspringa Years  and  Latino Mennonites: Civil Rights, Faith, and Evangelical Culture  by history professor Felipe Hinojosa of Texas A&M University.

 

 

Amish Quilts book jacketTwo titles were released in late 2013:  Amish Quilts: Crafting an American Icon  by history professor Janneken Smucker of West Chester University, and  Pacifists in Chains: The Persecution of Hutterites during the Great War  by Duane C. S. Stoltzfus, professor of communication at Goshen College.

 

 

Thrill of the Chaste book jacketTwo titles were released in the spring of 2013:  Thrill of the Chaste: The Allure of Amish Romance Novels  by writer and editor Valerie Weaver-Zercher and  An Introduction to German Pietism: Protestant Renewal at the Dawn of Modern Europe  by Douglas H. Shantz, professor of Christian thought at the University of Calgary.

 

Daily Demonstrators book jacketOne title was released in 2012: Selling the Amish: The Tourism of Nostalgia by Susan L. Trollinger, English professor at the University of Dayton. Three titles were released in 2010: Daily Demonstrators: The Civil Rights Movement in Mennonite Homes and Sanctuaries by history professor Tobin Miller Shearer of the University of Montana, The Hutterites in North America by Fresno Pacific University professor Rod Janzen and Brigham Young University professor Max Stanton and An Amish Paradox: Diversity and Change in the World's Largest Amish Community by Charles E. Hurst and David L. McConnell of The College of Wooster.

cover of train up a child featuring amish families walking down roadThe series began in 2007 with the publication of Train Up a Child: Old Order Amish and Mennonite Schools, a comprehensive study of Old Order Mennonite and Amish schools in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania by Karen Johnson-Weiner, professor of anthropology at SUNY Potsdam. Three more books were also published in 2007: Growing Up Amish: The Teenage Years by Messiah College professor emeritus Richard Stevick; Plain Diversity: Amish Cultures and Identities by Goshen College professors Steven Nolt and Thomas Meyers; Mennonites, Amish, and the American Civil War by James O. Lehman and Steven Nolt.

the amish and the media book cover with photo of amish man being interviewed by several reportersThe fifth book in the series, The Amish and the Media, edited by Diane Zimmerman Umble, professor of communication at Millersville University, and David L. Weaver-Zercher, associate professor of American religious history at Messiah College, was published in 2008. The sixth, Mennonites in Early Modern Poland and Prussia by Peter J. Klassen, professor emeritus at California State University, Fresno, was published in 2009.


Book Acquisition and Development

Series editor Donald B. Kraybill guides the acquisition and development process for new manuscripts. For a description of the scope of the Young Center Books series, see the overview.

For a description of the acquisition process, see the acquisition document.

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