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Robert Schoone-Jongen, selected publications


"Religion in Riverside: Two Churches and Two Dutch Identities in One Neighborhood (1880-1920)." The Castle Genie. Newsletter of the Passaic County New Jersey Historical Society Geneology Club (Summer, 2011): 1-6.

“Dateline Orange City, Iowa: De Volksvriend and the Creation of Dutch American Community in the Midwest, 1874-1951.”  The Annals of Iowa 69 (2010): 308-331.

“There Was Work in the Valley: Dutch Immigration to New Jersey, 1850-1920.” Tijdschrift voor Sociale en Economische Geschiedenis 10 (2010): 56-81.

"St. Thomas's Episcopal Church, Newark, Delaware: The Building and the Symbol, 1842-1957." Delaware History 33 (2010): 1-22.

Book Chapters and Essays

"Fighting at the Borders: Dutch Americans and the Patterson Silk Strike of 1913." In Across Borders: Dutch Migration to North America and Australia, edited by Jacob N. Nyenhuis, Suzanne M. Sinke, and Robert P. Swierenga. Holland, MI: VanRaalte Press, 2010: 199-209.

“De Volksvriend and Dutch American Connections.” In Dutch-American Arts and Letters in Historical Perspectives, edited by Robert P. Swierenga, Jacob E. Nyenhuis, Nella Kennedy. Holland, MI: Van Raalte Press, 2008: 183-191.

“Churches Bigger Than Windmills: Religion and Dutchness in Minnesota (1885-1928)." In Going Dutch: Holland in America, 1609-2009, edited by Joyce D. Goodfellow. Amsterdam: Brill, 2008: 157-78.

“Classis Minnkota,” written for the Christian Reformed Church’s 150th anniversary celebration held in Edgerton, Minnesota on June 3, 2007.

Book Reviews

Janet Sjaarda Sheeres, Son of Secession: Douwe J. Vander Werp. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2006 for Michigan Historical Review.

George Harinck and Hans Krabbendam, eds., Morsels in the Melting Pot: The Persistence of Dutch Immigrant Communities in North America. Amsterdam: VU University Press, 2006 for Fides et Historia (Spring 2007).


“Current Events: The News as Lesson Planner,” “Simulations: Games That Teach,” “Geography.” B. J. Haan Education Conference, Dordt College, Sioux Center, Iowa, March 15-16, 2007.

“So What’s Happening in Platte?: How De Volksvriend Maintained Dutch-American Connections” presented at the meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Dutch American Studies at Hope College on June 1-2, 2007.