Iowa Letters: Dutch Immigrants on the American Frontier

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Robert P. Swierenga
Wiliam B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 701 pages
Stellingwerff (Free U. of Amsterdam) and Swierenga (history, Hope College, Holland) present an expanded edition of the original Dutch text published under the title Amsterdamse Emigranten (Buijten & Schipperheijn, 1976). The text features some 215 immigrant letters relating to the midwestern frontier, from archives and private holdings on both side

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Amsterdam to Iowa
The Optimism of Jan and Hendrik Hospers
The Disappointment of Andries N Wormser

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Robert P. Swierenga is Albertus C. Van Raalte Research Professor of History at the A.C. Van Raalte Institute, Hope College, Holland, Michigan. A specialist in Dutch immigration history, Swierenga was knighted in 2000 by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands.

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