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The Mennonites

Author: Schroeder, Andreas Set In . . .
 North America, Canada, Ontario, Waterloo County, Saskatchewan, Rosthern, Alberta, Coaldale, Manitoba, Steinbach
Genre: Photography
Time Frame: Various
Published: 1990
Description: *****The Mennonites are a religious sect that has both fascinated and been persecuted by the world since 1525. Historically, they were best known for their insistence on adult baptism, refusal to bear arms and resistance to any government's efforts to interfere with their religious practices. The first permanent Mennonite settlements in Canada were founded in the 1780s, followed by several major migrations resulting from vicious persecution in their countries of origin. Now, almost 1,000,000 ethnic and religious Mennonites make their home in Canada. Andreas Schroeder, an ethnic Mennonite, chronicles the history of this enduring community in photographs drawn from a number of archival and contemporary sources, together with a carefully researched text. He also describes the social and religious traditions that make the community unique, the impact of many forced emigrations and Mennonite life today. This lavishly illustrated history of the Mennonites in Canada presents over 180 photographs that vividly depict their lives from early times to the present day.*****.
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