The purpose of this study, first published in 1990, is to investigate the Americanization of an immigrant church in rural North America. The study focuses on General Conference Mennonites who came from Russia and east Europe to settle in central Kansas in 1874. The Americanization of a Rural Immigrant Church will be of interest to students of American and rural history.
Acknowledgements; List of Illustrations; List of Tables; 1. Introduction 2. European Background, 1525-1874 3. Immigration to America and Settlement in Kansas 4. The Language Transition 5. The Americanization of Mennonite Education 6. The Impact of American Revivalism, Modernism, and Secularism 7. The Americanization of Church Customs 8. The Fine Arts: Mennonite Architecture and Music 9. Conclusion; Bibliography
The volumes in this set, originally published between 1969 and 1990, draw together research by leading academics in the area of the rural history and provide an examination of related key issues. The volumes examine social change in rural communities approaching the industrial revolution, whilst also providing an overview of the history of rural populations in England, France, Germany, Mexico and the United States. This set will be of particular interest to students of history, business and economics.