Since the middle of the twentieth century the Amish people of North America have moved from relative obscurity to a nationally recognized religious order. Less than a hundred years ago sociologists predicted the demise of these unique people who choose to forgo many modern conveniences and electricity. Instead of owning automobiles, they ride in their horse-drawn buggies. Instead of dwindling, the Amish are thriving. Here are some articles to help you learn about the Amish.