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The beginning of German immigration in North America during the Thirty Years War

"Those damn' Dutch"

This ethnographic study focuses on one strong component of the American mosaic. Its sociohistorical data narrate briefly the fate of two generations of early "Dutch", that is, Low-German speaking immigrants from the Northwestern German Territories. Tables and maps illustrate the traces left by these settlers from the time of their early arrival in 1607, rather than later on in 1683. The areas of settlement stretch from Virginia to Maine. Mostly coastal dwellers, quite often of Friesian extraction, they had less trouble communicating in 17th century Seaboard English than was hitherto assumed. This lively written study aims at readers interested in roots, in genealogical and technological heritage, in a stream of proto-Americans, and in early Americana in general. In short, it is for students and teachers of the New World, where the English sea captain John Smith once swore about "those damn' Dutch" who, behind his back in 1608, would build homes for the Indians near Fort James, Virginia.

Titel: The beginning of German immigration in North America during the Thirty Years War
Untertitel: "Those damn' Dutch"
Weitere Titel "Those damn' Dutch"
The beginning of German immigration in North America during the Thirty Years War
Verfasser: Gellinek, Christian GND
Organisation: Einrichtungen außerhalb der WWU
Dokumenttyp: Buch
Medientyp: Text
Erscheinungsdatum: 1996
Publikation in MIAMI: 10.02.2017
Datum der letzten Änderung: 10.02.2017
Quelle: Druckausgabe unter dem Titel: Gellinek, Christian: "Those damn' Dutch" : the beginning of German immigration in North America during the Thirty Years War. Frankfurt am Main [u.a.] : Campus-Verl., 1996, ISBN 3-593-35452-7
Schlagwörter: Nordamerika; Nordwestdeutschland; Deutsche; Einwanderung; Auswanderung; Bevölkerungsgeografie
North America; Northwest Germany; German; Immigration; Emigration; Population geography
Fachgebiete: Geschichte Mitteleuropas; Deutschlands; Geschichte Nordamerikas; Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie, Anthropologie
Rechtlicher Vermerk: © 1996 Campus Verlag GmbH, Frankfurt am Main. Digitale Publikation mit Genehmigung des Verlages.
Sprache: Englisch
Anmerkungen: Addenda 2017 auf S. 114
Format: PDF-Dokument
ISBN: 3-593-35452-7
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:6-53229706902
Permalink: https://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:hbz:6-53229706902
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Inhalt:
1 The Entry ..... 1
1.1 The Thread and the Yarn ..... 1
1.2 The Approach ..... 6
1.3 Under "Dutch" Auspices ..... 9
2 The Coastline ..... 12
2.1 From "Mayne" to Maine ..... 12
2.1.1 Nomansland of Norumbega, Maine ..... 13
2.1.2 Settlers of Maine ..... 16
2.2 New Netherlanders ..... 17
2.3 Massachusetts Freemen ..... 19
2.4 Roode Eylanders ..... 20
2.5 Whither Yankees ..... 22
3 The Eastern Seaboard ..... 27
3.1 New Amsterdamers ..... 27
3.2 New Yorkers 1630-1683 ..... 29
3.3 The New Yorker Profile ..... 49
3.4 Third Man Friese ..... 51
3.5 New Jerseyites ..... 54
4 Mid Atlantic and South ..... 57
4.1 Pennsylvania Planners ..... 57
4.2 New "Swedes" ..... 61
4.3 Marylanders ..... 64
4.4 Smoking Virginians ..... 65
4.5 Inter-Colonial Profile in the ten Territories ..... 68
5 Technology, Talers and Ships ..... 71
5.1 The Group's Technology ..... 71
5.2 The "Daller" as Currency ..... 78
5.3 Professional Immigrants ..... 83
5.3.1 Map of Settlers' Origin ..... 83
5.3.2 Distribution of Settlers' Origin ..... 85
5.3.3 Heads of Households' Average Age upon Arrival 1630-1683 ..... 85
5.3.4 Provinces with Settlement by German-Speaking Families until 1683 ..... 86
5.3.5 Their Professional Spread in All Ten Territories ..... 86
5.3.6 Approximate Taxes by Analogy ..... 87
5.4 A Summary ..... 87
5.5 Ship Movements 88
6 Results, Sources and Literature ..... 93
6.1 Places of Settlement in America ..... 93
6.2 Settler Index by Area (Territory/Province) ..... 93
6.3 Alphabetic Settler Index ..... 104
6.4 Bibliography of Sources ..... 115
6.4.1 Original or Reedited Provincial-Historical Documents ..... 115
6.4.2 Old Cultural and Literary Documents About the New World ..... 115
6.4.3 Handbooks, Periodical and Serial Material ..... 118
6.4.3.1 Nautical ..... 118
6.4.3.2 Ethnic-Historic Reference Material About Germans in America ..... 121
6.4.3.3 Cartographic Material and Atlases ..... 124
6.4.3.4 Hanseatic and Americana Exhibition Catalogues ..... 125
6.5 Secondary Literature ..... 126