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A Change and a Parting: My Story of Amana
A Change and a Parting My Story of Amana Author:Barbara S. Yambura and Eunice Willis Bodine This book traces the history of the Amana Colonies through the eyes of the author who was among the last group of young people to reach adulthood in one of the seven villages (Homestad) ruled by the elders of the religious sect, The Community of True Inspiration. An off-shoot of Lutheranism, the Amana people came to America in 1844 seeking freed... more »om from religious persecution. The church still exists today only in the Colonies. The Amana people are not Amish, although they trace to a peaceful Anabaptist heritage.