The Pennsylvania Dutch culture, which is now over three centuries old and still evolving, is an American hybrid creation put together from Continental Europe, British Isles, and American building blocks in Southeastern Pennsylvania. While this culture is a unit linguistically, and in most other ways, it is divided down the middle by religion. The “two worlds” are those of the “Plain Dutch”–Amish, Mennonites, and Brethren–and the much large world of the Lutheran and Recorded churches of the German and Swiss Reformates. Yoder illustrates the differences between these two cultural patterns with slides and ethnographic commentary. [source]
If you are interested in Pennsylvania Dutch culture and folklore, chances are you have heard of Don Yoder. Source: Don Yoder, 'dean' of Pennsylvania Dutch studies, dies at age 93 | ...
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