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By Peter Hoehnle

The Amana Colonies have been based via participants of the group of real notion, a Pietist sect that originated in southwest Germany in 1714. starting in 1842, individuals of the sect migrated to manhattan and based the Eben-Ezer Society, during which land, retailers, and houses have been owned communally. contributors labored at assigned jobs, attended eleven church prone every one week, and bought foodstuff, garments, and look after. starting in 1855, the neighborhood relocated to a 26,000-acre tract in jap Iowa, the place they based the seven Amana villages, each one with its personal church, tuition, common shop, craft store, and barns. A disastrous hearth, fiscal downturns, and a starting to be dissatisfaction with communal lifestyles led the participants to vote to reorganize as a separate company and church association in 1932. pictures of the US: Amana Colonies: 1932�1945 examines a time while the Amana humans labored to maintain features in their conventional non secular and cultural lifestyles whereas, at the same time, studying to include American existence and the waves of people that visited those targeted villages in starting to be numbers.

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