Dr. Robert P. Swierenga, Research Professor, A.C. Van Raalte Institute, Hope College, Holland, Michigan
A Selected Bibliography on the Dutch in America (2011)
Holland Michigan: From Dutch Colony to Dynamic City 3 vols. (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm B. Eerdmans, 2014).
Old Wing Mission: Cultural Interchange as Chronicled by George and Arvilla Smith in Their Work with Chief Wakazoo's Ottawa Band on the West Michigan Frontier (with Co-author William Van Appledorn) (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm B. Eerdmans, 2008).
and Family: Dutch Immigration and Settlement in the
Family Quarrels in the Dutch Reformed Church in the Nineteenth Century (with Elton Bruins) (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1999)
The Forerunners: Dutch Jewry in the North American Diaspora (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1994)
Dutch Americans and War: United States and Abroad. Co-editor with Nella Kennedy and Lisa Zylstra (
Diverse Destinies: Dutch Kolonies in Wisconsin and the East. Co-editor with Nella Kennedy and Mary Risseeuw (
Across Borders: Dutch Migration to North America and Australia. Co-editor with Jacob E. Nyenhuis and Suzanne Sinke (
Aunt Tena, Called to Serve: Journals and Letters of Tena A. Huizenga, Missionary Nurse to Nigeria. Co-editor with with with Jacob E. Nyenhuis and Lauren M. Berka (
Arts and Letters in Historical Perspective (Co-editor with Jack Nyenhuis and Nella Kennedy) (
Immigrants on the Plains (Co-editor with Paul Fessler and Hubert R. Krygsman) (
Dutch in Urban
For Food and Faith: Dutch
Immigration to Western Michigan, 1840-1960 [The
Alive and Well in North America (with
Larry Wagenaar) (
The Sesquicentennial of Dutch Immigration: 150 Years of Ethnic Heritage (with Larry Wagenaar) (Holland, MI: Joint Archives of Holland, 1998).
The Dutch in
Netherlanders in America: A Study of Emigration and Settlement in the 19th and 20th Centuries in the United States of America, Volumes 1 and 2, by Jacob Van Hinte. Translated from the Dutch by Adriaan de Wit (Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1985).
A Bilateral Bicentennial: A History of Dutch-American Relations, 1782-1982 (New York: Octagon Books, 1982).
"Off the Pulpit: Van Raalte as Community Leader," 125-50, in The Enduring Legacy of Albertus C. Van Raalte as Leader and Liason, eds. Jacob E. Nyenhuis and George Harinck (
"Home Front: Holland, Michigan and the World Wars," 137-58, in Dutch Americans and War: United States and Abroad, eds. Robert P. Swierenga, Nella Kennedy, Lisa Zylstra (
"The Theodore Roosevelt Chair" (with Kenneth Bos), Origins, 31 (No 2, 2013): 40-45.
"Dutch Catholics and Protestants in Wisconsin: A Study in Contrasts and Similarities" (with Hans Krabbendam), 39-64, in Diverse Destinies: Dutch Kolonies in Wisconsin and the East, eds. Nella Kennedy, Mary Risseeuw, Robert P. Swierenga (
"Immigration Journey under Sail" (with Eugene Westra), Origins, 30 (No 1, 2012): 38-44.
"James Koning Memoir (1906)," (ed. with Nella Kennedy translator), Origins, 30 (No 1, 2012): 25-30.
"'Bless the Lord, O My Soul': The Bible's Influence on the Dutch Immigrants," Origins, 29 (No 1, 2011): 30-34.
"Dutch Immigrant Murders Go to the Gallows," 163-78, in Jacob E. Nyenhuis, Robert P. Swierenga, Suzanne Sinke, eds. (
"Murdered by the Mob: The Fate of Chicago Teamster Sipke Hoekstra," Origins, 28 (No 1, 2010): 30-34.
"A Paradise That Never Was: The Dutch Immigrant Presence in Argentina," Windmill Herald, New Year 2010 Supplement, C3-C10.
"The New Immigration, 1840-1920," 295-306, in Four Centuries of Dutch-American Relations, 1609-2009, eds., Hans Krabbendam, Cornelis A. Van Minnen, and Giles Scott-Smith (Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Boom and Albany, N.Y.: SUNY Press, 2009).
"Building the Reformed Church in Early Wisconsin," Origins, 27 (No 2, 2009): 35-44.
"Religion and American Voting Behavior, 1830s to 1930s," 68-94, in Oxford Handbook of Religion and American Politics, eds., Corwin E. Schmidt, Lyman A. Kerlstedt, and James L. Guth (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2009).
"Press Censorship: Rev. Albertus C. Van
Raalte and Hermanus Doesburg of De Hollander," pp. 171-82, in Dutch
American Arts and Letters in Historical Perspective eds., Jack Nyenhuis,
Robert P. Swierenga, and Nella Kennedy (
"Disloyal Dutch? Herman Hoeksema and the Flag in Church Controversy during World War I," Origins, 25 (No. 2, 2007): 28-35
"Ethnocultural Political Behavior in the
Mid-Nineteenth Century: Voting, Values, Cultures," 145-68, in Religion
and American Politics: From the Colonial Period to the Present, 2nd ed.,
eds. Mark A. Noll and Luke E. Harlow (
"Albertus C. Van Raalte as a
Businessman," 281-317, in A Goodly Heritage: Essays in Honor of the
Reverend Dr. Elton J. Bruins at Eighty, ed. Jacob E. Nyenhuis (
"Jacob Maasdam's Memoir, 1831-1840," Robert P. Swierenga and Muriel Kooi, eds., Michael Douma trans.) Origins, 24 (No 2, 2006): 22-30.
of the Low Countries (
Mess: The IRM
or Bridges: The Differing Acculturation Process in the Reformed and Christian
Reformed Churches in North America," 33-42, in Morsels in the Melting
Pot, eds. George Harinck and Hans Krabbendam (
"Iowa Letters, A Review Essay," with Douglas Firth Anderson and Robert Schoone-Jongen, in Dutch Immigrants on the Plains, eds. Robert P. Swierenga, Paul Fessler, and Hubert R. Krygsman (Holland, MI 2006), 22-36.
Tale of Two Cities: Acculturation and Its Long-term Impact on
Dutch Imprint on West Michigan," The Historical Society of
Glue and a Three Legged Stool: The
of Family History: A Short Account of John Henry Schreurs and Jana Oonk
Schreurs and Their Descendents ... at
"The Dutch in West
Michigan: The Impact of a Contractual Community,"
"The Third Generation
and Dutch American Studies" pp. 76-81, in The Dutch Adapting in North
America, 13th Biennial Conference of the Association for the Advancement of
Dutch American Studies, ed. Richard Harms (
Burn the Wooden Shoes:" Modernity and Division in the Christian Reformed Church in North America," pp. 94-102, in H. Jurgen Hendriks, Don A. Luidens, Roger J. Nemeth, Corwin E. Smidt, and Hijme Stoffels, eds. Reformed Encounters with Modernity: Perspectives from Three Continents (Stellenbosch, South Africa: International Society for the Study of Reformed Communities, 2001).
"By the Sweat of our
Brow:" Economic Aspects of the Dutch Immigration to
"True Brothers: The
Netherlandic Origins of the Christian Reformed Church in North America,
1857-1880," 61-83, in Bridges and Bridges: A Comparison between the
Reformed Subcultures in the Netherlands, Germany, and the United States,
eds. George Harinck and Hans Krabbendam (2000). (
"H. P. Scholte," American National Biography, 24 vols. (Cary, NC: Oxford University Press, 1999), 19: 420-21
"A. C. Van Raalte," American National Biography, 24 vols. (Cary, NC: Oxford University Press, 1999), 22: 234-36.
"Jan Van Mekelenberg," in D.G. Hart and Mark Noll, eds., Dictionary of the Presbyterian & Reformed Tradition in America (Downers Grove, IL: Inter-Varsity Press, 1999), 159.
"The Church and Dutch
Reformed Colonization in
"'Better Prospects for Work:' Van Raalte's
"From Colony to City:
Turning Points in the Founding of
"Van Raalte and Scholte: A Soured Relationships and Personal Rivalry," Origins XVII, No. 1 (1999): 21-35. Also in The Sesquicentennial of Dutch Immigration: 150 Years of Ethnic Heritage (Holland, MI: Joint Archives of Holland and A.C. Van Raalte Institute, Hope College, 1997): 29-45.
"Calvinists in the Second City: The Dutch Reformed of Chicago's West Side," in Rethinking Secularization: Reformed Reactions to Modernity, eds. Gerard Dekker, Donald A. Luidens, and Rodger R. Rice (Washington, DC: University Press of America, 1997), 45-61.
"The Low Countries," in Peopling Indiana: The Ethnic Experience, 2 vols., ed. Robert W. Taylor (Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society, 1996), 1:102-23.
"Promoting Ethnic Pride:
The Dutch-American Social Clubs of
"'Pioneers for Jesus
Christ': Dutch Protestant Colonization in
Internacional de Registros de Inmigrantes Holandeses en Los Estados Unidos en
el Siglo XIX" [International
Record Linkage of Dutch Immigrants in the
"Religious Diversity and
Cultural Localism: The Dutch in
"Odyssey of Woe: The Journey of the Immigrant Ship April
"The Journey Across:
Dutch Transatlantic Emigrant Passage to the
De Groot's Account of the Tragic Voyage of the April,
Partial Passenger List of the Dutch Ship April, to
Delayed Transition from Folk to Labor Migration: The
"Samuel Myer Isaacs: The
Dutch Rabbi of
"Religion and Immigration Behavior: The Dutch Experience," in Belief and Behavior: Essays in the New Religious History, Robert P. Swierenga and Philip R. VanderMeer, eds. (1991), 164-188.
Dutch Carpenter's '
Dutch Transplanting in the
"List Upon List: The Ship Passenger Records and Immigration
Research," Journal of American Ethnic History 10 (Spring 1991): 42-53.
First, Dutch Second, Americans Third:
Dutch Jewish Settlement and Life in the
Patterns of Dutch Migration to the
"Dutch Jewish Immigration and Religious Life in the Nineteenth Century," American Jewish History 79 (Fall 1990): 56-73.
Mekelenberg," in The Dictionary of Christianity in
"Peter Stuyvesant," in The Dictionary of Christianity in America, ed. Daniel G. Reid (Downers Grove, IL: Inter-Varsity Press, 1990), 1143-44.
and Ethnicity in
"Under-Reporting of Dutch Immigration Statistics: Recalculation," International Migration Review 21 (Winter 1988): 1596-99.
"Religion and Immigration Patterns: A Comparative Analysis of Dutch Protestants and Catholics, 1835-1880," Journal of American Ethnic History 5 (Spring 1986): 23-45.
"Dutch International Migration and Occupational Change: A Structural Analysis of Multinational Linked Files," in Ira A. Glazier and Luigi De Rosa, eds., Migration Across Time and Nations: Population Mobility in Historical Contexts (NY: Holmes & Meier, 1986), 95-124.
"Overseas Migration: A Mirror of Dutch Culture," De Gids, Special 150th Anniversary Issue, February 1987, 152-155.
"News from the Dutch
"The Dutch Transplanting
"Dutch Immigration Patterns in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries," in Robert P. Swierenga, ed., The Dutch in
Materials and Manuscripts in the
Immigration to the
and Protestant Emigration from the
"Dutch International Labor Migration to North America in the Nineteenth Century," in Mark Boekelman and Herman Ganzevoort, eds., Dutch Immigration to North America (Toronto, Multicultural History Society of Ontario, 1983), 1-34.
"Het Bestuderen van de Nederlandse Emigratie naar de Verenigde Staten," Jaarboek van het Centraal Bureau voor Geneologie, Volume 35, 1981 (The Hague, Centraal Bureau voor Genealogie, 1982), 252-268.
Emigration from the Southern Provinces in the
"A Denominational Schism from a Behavioral Perspective: The 1857 Dutch Reformed Separation," The Reformed Review 34 (Spring 1981): 172-185. Reprinted in Canadian Journal of Netherlandic Studies III (Fall 1981-Spring 1982): 49-57.
"Dutch International Migration Statistics, 1820-1880: An Analysis of Linked Multinational Nominal Files," International Migration Review 15 (Fall 1981): 445-470.
"The Dutch," in Stephen Thernstrom, ed., Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1980), 284-295.
"The Anatomy of
Migration: From Europe to the
"Dutch Immigrant Demography, 1820-1880," Journal of Family History 5 (Winter 1980): 390-405. Selected by Council of Abstracting Services for summary in Sociology Abstracts.
"Local-Cosmopolitan Theory and Immigrant Religion: The Social Basis of the Antebellum Dutch Reformed Schism," Journal of Social History 14 (Fall 1980): 113-135. Selected by Council of Abstracting Services for summary in Sociology Abstracts.
Data Files and Computer Mapping," in J. Raben and G. Marks, eds., International
Federation of Information Processing, Proceedings of the
"The Dutch in
"The Causes of Dutch
"Dutch Immigration Historiography," Immigration History Newsletter 11, No. 2 (Nov. 1979): 1-5.
Patterns of Migration from the
Immigration in the Nineteenth Century, 1820-1877: A Quantitative Overview,"
"Place of Refuge (
"A Dutch Immigrant's View of Central Iowa," Annals of Iowa, 38 (Fall 1965): 81-118, and reprinted in Patterns and Perspectives in Iowa History, ed. Dorothy Schwieder (Ames: Iowa State University Press, 1973).
"The Ethnic Voter and the First Lincoln Election," Civil War History 11 (March 1965): 27-43; reprinted in Ethnic Voters and the Election of Lincoln, ed. Frederick C. Luebke (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1971), 229-50.