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All the Agents and Saints by Elizondo Griest Stephanie;

All the Agents and Saints by Elizondo Griest Stephanie;

Author:Elizondo Griest, Stephanie;
Language: eng
Format: epub
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Published: 2017-06-01T16:00:00+00:00


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1. With more than 16,000 members, New York has the fastest growing Amish population in the nation. In the North Country, many belong to the ultraconservative Swartzentruber community, which permits battery-operated flashlights but few other technologies. Though their buggies’ lack of mirrors, lights, and warning triangles occasionally causes disgruntlement, they otherwise enjoy a harmonious relationship with their “English” neighbors, exchanging services like hoof-trimming and carpentry for emergency car rides and telephone calls. In 2014, North Country Amish made international headlines when two sisters got abducted from a roadside vegetable stand. Worlds collided when police asked their family for photos to issue an alert. They had none to offer, due to their religious beliefs, but consented to allow a sketch artist to make an illustration of their twelve-year-old (albeit, not their seven-year-old). The sisters resurfaced a day later, and the suspects were arrested and charged with kidnapping.



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