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The Old German Baptist Brethren: Faith, Farming, and Change in the Virginia Blue Ridge

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This work features a traditional community's struggle to define itself in the face of agricultural change. Since arriving nearly 250 years ago in Franklin County, Virginia, German Baptists have maintained their faith and farms by relying on their tightly knit community for spiritual and economic support. Today, with their land and livelihoods threatened by the encroachment ...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published April 12th 2006 by University of Illinois Press
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Andrea
Jan 28, 2008 Andrea rated it it was amazing
for anyone who wants to know about "the County", aka Franklin County. This give a great perspective on the history of farming where i grew up and now the challenges of the current dairy farmers living in the area -- exploring the different perspectives of selling the farm for development, aka $$$ vs. continuing the family farm tradition. excellent read, although gets long at end.
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