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Religious Identity and Americanisation. Dutch Settlements in North America
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Religious Identity and Americanisation. Dutch Settlements in North America

(Lammert G. Jansma) The Low Countries - 2002, № 10, pp. 112-119

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Compared with other European nations, the Dutch presence in North America reaches far back in time. The author discusses the presence of religious groups of Dutch origin in the United States and Canada. The article focuses not only on the first settlers in Manhattan in the 17th century, but also on immigration between 1800 and 1914, the period in which the main ‘Dutch' enclaves – still important today - of Holland, Michigan and Pello, Iowa were established. The more recent (but very limited) immigration from the Netherlands to North America is also briefly discussed

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