The Dutch-American Farm

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"A rich and readable source of information and interpretation."

New York History

"Cohen presents a detailed description of the everyday life of early Dutch settlers in New York and New Jersey. He gives special attention to the rise of the Dutch Reformed Church in these areas, and particularly the denomination's transformation into a subculture that could truly be considered ...

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Overview

"A rich and readable source of information and interpretation."

New York History

"Cohen presents a detailed description of the everyday life of early Dutch settlers in New York and New Jersey. He gives special attention to the rise of the Dutch Reformed Church in these areas, and particularly the denomination's transformation into a subculture that could truly be considered American."
—Bookman's Weekly

"An impressive study of material culture"
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"An impressive study of material culture."-Choice,

" A rich and readable source of information and interpretation."-New York History,

"Cohen presents a detailed description of the everyday life of early Dutch settlers in New York and New Jersey. He gives special attention to the rise of the Dutch Reformed Church in these areas, and particularly the denomination's transformation into a subculture that could truly be considered American."-Bookman's Weekly,

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Focuses on shifts in the design of farmhouses in New York and New Jersey to illuminate the creation of a distinct rural Dutch-American culture in the second quarter of the 18th century. Relates the change to others happening at the same time in both Dutch and American society. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814715000
  • Publisher: New York University Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/1993
  • Series: American Social Experience Series
  • Pages: 262
  • Sales rank: 1,399,341
  • Product dimensions: 14.80 (w) x 22.60 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

David Steven Cohen is Senior Research Associate and Director of the Ethnic History Program at the New Jersey Historical Commission. He holds a Ph.D. in American Civilization from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Table of Contents

Illustrations
Tables
Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
1 Origins 11
2 Farmhouse 33
3 Landscape 65
4 Farming 111
5 Family 133
6 Folklore and Folklife 149
Conclusion: The Meaning of Dutch-American 171
Notes 181
Bibliography 209
Index 231
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