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 lef...

Other title:"Those damn' Dutch" :
The beginning of German immigration in North America during the Thirty Years War
Author: Gellinek, Christian
Division/Institute:Einrichtungen außerhalb der WWU
Document types:Book
Media types:Text
Publication date:1996
Date of publication on miami:10.02.2017
Modification date:10.02.2017
Edition statement:[Electronic ed.]
Source: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
Subjects:Nordamerika; Nordwestdeutschland; Deutsche; Einwanderung; Auswanderung; Bevölkerungsgeografie North America; Northwest Germany; German; Immigration; Emigration; Population geography
DDC Subject:300: Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie, Anthropologie
943: Geschichte Mitteleuropas; Deutschlands
970: Geschichte Nordamerikas
Legal notice:© 1996 Campus Verlag GmbH, Frankfurt am Main. Digitale Publikation mit Genehmigung des Verlages.
License:InC 1.0
Language:English
Notes:Addenda 2017 auf S. 114
Format:PDF document
ISBN:3-593-35452-7
URN:urn:nbn:de:hbz:6-53229706902
Permalink:http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hbz:6-53229706902
Digital documents:gellinek_1996_beginning.pdf

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.