MennoFolk: Mennonite & Amish Folk Traditions
Offered here are abundant examples of Mennonite jokes, origin stories, and trickster tales, along with analysis of them in the context of Mennonite and Amish history, culture, and beliefs. It also studies Mennonite and Amish paintings on glass, family records, and considers the Mennonite relief sales as folk festivals. This is the first book to analyze such a wide range of expressive forms in Mennonite and Amish folk culture that have been learned by word of mouth. (200pp. color illus. Herald Press, 2004.)
Also read MennoFolk2: A Sampler of Mennonite & Amish Folklore (item #3016).