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An excellent resource Nov 1, 2002
This book is a complete history of the presence of all branches of Mennonites (including the Hutterites and Amish) in Illinois, from 1830 to the book's publication in 1983. It starts off with a brief, but very good, history of the Mennonite church, including the origin of the Amish. Then, the author traces the movement of various Mennonite groups throughout the world, and especially their time spent in the state of Illinois. This book is absolutely encyclopedic in its reach, covering all groups in an in-depth manner. Plus, unlike some other books I have read, this one has an excellent index, and has a wealth of supporting black-and-white pictures.
This book is an excellent resource for anyone who is interested in the Mennonites, especially those groups that were or are in Illinois. It contained a great deal of information that I was looking for, and I am very glad that I was able to get it. I highly recommend this book.