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A time to gather, a time to scatter: Dutch-American settlement in Minnesota, 1885–1910


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Abstract (summary)

Theodore F. Koch, a Dutch-American real estate promoter, convinced Dutch Calvinists to settle in two colonies in Minnesota in 1886 and 1896. The first, Prinsburg, became a permanent fixture on the map, a place that still retains a strong identity based upon Dutch ethnicity and Calvinist religion. The second, Friesland, failed to survive as an ethnic community. While economics and familial consideration played roles in the outcomes, religion proved to be the most decisive reason for the endurance of the first colony, and the demise of the second.

Indexing (details)


Subject
American history;
Minority & ethnic groups;
Sociology
Classification
0337: American history
0631: Minority & ethnic groups
0631: Sociology
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Dutch-American; Ethnic identity; Minnesota; Settlement
Title
A time to gather, a time to scatter: Dutch-American settlement in Minnesota, 1885–1910
Author
Schoone-Jongen, Robert P.
Number of pages
452
Publication year
2007
Degree date
2007
School code
0060
Source
DAI-A 68/05, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780549058052
Advisor
Boylan, Anne M.
University/institution
University of Delaware
Department
Department of History
University location
United States -- Delaware
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3267141
ProQuest document ID
304860448
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304860448
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