Dutch in Michigan

Title

Dutch in Michigan

Department

English

Document Type

Book

Files

Description

Even though they are historically one of the smaller immigrant streams, nineteenth-century Dutch migrants and their descendants have made parts of West Michigan their own. The first Dutch in Michigan were religious dissenters whose commitment to Calvinism had long-reaching effects on their communities, even in the face of later waves of radicalized industrial immigrants and the challenges of modern life. From Calvin College to Meijer Thrifty Acres and the Tulip Festival, the Dutch presence has enriched and informed people throughout the state. Larry ten Harmsel skillfully weaves together the strands of history and modern culture to create a balanced and sensitive portrayal of this vibrant community.

ISBN

978-0870136207

Publication Date

6-30-2002

Publisher

Michigan State University Press

City

East Lansing

Disciplines

Anthropology | English Language and Literature

Citation for published book

Ten Harmsel, Larry. Dutch in Michigan / Larry Ten Harmsel. 2002. Print. Discovering the Peoples of Michigan.

Dutch in Michigan

http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/49320325

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