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AuthorWiarda, Howard J., 1939-
The Dutch diaspora : growing up Dutch in new worlds and the old : the Netherlands and its settlements in Africa, Asia, and the Americas / Howard J. Wiarda
Lanham, Md. ; Plymouth : Lexington Books, c2007

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Descriptionxi, 237 p. ; 24 cm
NoteIncludes bibliographical references and index
CONTENTSIntroduction : the Dutch and their colonial fragments -- The Netherlands : a proud history and culture -- The Dutch community in western Michigan -- Growing up Dutch : Zion on the prairies -- New Amsterdam and the East Coast Dutch -- The modern Netherlands : community in crisis -- The Americas : the Dutch in Brazil, Suriname, and Curaçao -- Dying memories : the Dutch empire in Asia -- Indonesia : the epitome of colonialism and imperialism -- South Africa and the apartheid regime -- Back to the origins : Geneva and the Protestant Reformation -- Struggling to survive : the Reformed tradition in Austro-Hungary -- Conclusion : the Dutch diaspora in its one and many parts
SUMMARY"The Dutch Diaspora is a comprehensive and personal study of the Netherlands and its former colonial empire. The Netherlands is considered one of the most successful societies in the world, and at one point was the globe's largest empire - stretching from Japan to the United States. The author, Howard J. Wiarda, having grown up in western Michigan, is himself of Dutch descent, and he combines thorough scholarship with firsthand experience of travels to the Netherlands and its far-flung former colonies. The study analyzes how colonies reacted to the institutional and ideological beliefs implanted by the Dutch settlers, and how those colonies evolved in terms of cultural, religious, and political beliefs."--BOOK JACKET
SubjectDutch -- Foreign countries
Netherlands -- Colonies
ISBN or ISSN9780739121047 (cased)
0739121049 (cased)
9780739121054 (pbk.)
0739121057 (pbk.)
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