Brethren Society: The Cultural Transformation of a "Peculiar People"
The author examines how and why members of the Church of the Brethren were assimilated faster and earlier than their Amish, Mennonite, or even Hutterite cousins. He shows how Brethren dealt with issues such as the salaried ministry, military service, the temperance movement, the "plain garb," etc. (491pp. illus. index. Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 1995.)