The Pennsylvania Dutch County, Pennsylvania (Making of America Series)
  • The Pennsylvania Dutch County, Pennsylvania (Making of America Series)
  • The Pennsylvania Dutch County, Pennsylvania (Making of America Series)

The Pennsylvania Dutch County, Pennsylvania (Making of America Series)

by Irwin Richman
     
 

Taking the name Pennsylvania Dutch from a corruption of their own word for themselves, "Deutsch," the first German settlers arrived in Pennsylvania in 1683. By the time of the American Revolution, their influence was such that Benjamin Franklin, among others, worried that German would become the commonwealth's official language. The continuing influence of the Church… See more details below

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Taking the name Pennsylvania Dutch from a corruption of their own word for themselves, "Deutsch," the first German settlers arrived in Pennsylvania in 1683. By the time of the American Revolution, their influence was such that Benjamin Franklin, among others, worried that German would become the commonwealth's official language. The continuing influence of the Church peoples-the Amish and Mennonites and others who constitute the still-vibrant Dutch culture-can be seen today in icons of Americana from apple pie to log cabins.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738524580
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
04/01/2004
Series:
Making of America Series
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,345,043
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.85(h) x 0.15(d)

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