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(Iowan) Ladies Auxiliary of the Homestead Welfare Club. A Collection of Traditional Amana Colony Recipes.

Jacket. First Edition. Homestead, IA: Ladies Auxiliary of the Homestead Welfare Club, [1948].

The Amana Colonies are seven villages in Iowa, comprised of German Pietists, who were persecuted in their homeland by the German state government and the Lutheran Church. For eighty years, the Amana Colony maintained an almost completely self-sufficient local economy, importing very little from the industrializing American economy. The Amanians were able to achieve this independence and lifestyle by adhering to the specialized crafting and farming occupations that they had brought with them from Europe. Craftsmen passed their skills and techniques on from one generation to the next. They used hand, horse, wind, and water power, and made their own furniture, clothes, and other goods. Fine. 

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