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By the time the twenties ended not only had external events completely shattered the traditional way of life in Rhineland, but tech nological innovations had brought the modem and secular world to the village and homestead. These forces, combined with the economic crisis of the 1930's led to a reformulation of Rhineland society.
FOOTNOTES FOR CHAPTER V
1. The chapter heading "The World We Have Lost" is taken from a book by that name, written by Peter Laslett. Laslett uses that term to describe the structure of English Society before the Industrial Revolution, The term is here used in a more general sense to encompass the passing of traditional Mennonite village and colony life, in the face of encroaching modern society.
2. H. H. Ewert quoted in Adolf Ens, "Mennonite Relations with Governments: Western
Canada 1870-1925", (Ph.D. Thesis, University of Ottawa, 1978), page 280.
17. F. H. Epp, Mennonites in Canada 1920-1940: A People's Struggle for Survival. (Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, 1982), page 105.
32. The term "Commonwealth" here refers to the system of colony self government