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Landverhuizers or The Immigrants

Landverhuizers or The Immigrants by Pieter J. Risseeuw. $25, $4 shipping and handling. Published 2008. 384 pages. Soft color cover. A historical novel, originally published as a trilogy, of Dutch immigration of the mid-nineteenth century. This English translation is made available for the first time by permission of the original publisher and supported by Netherland-America Foundation […]

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Guide Our Thoughts on Immigration

Ever since Betsy Ross penned the Star Spangled Banner and the twelve original colonies drafted our Bill of Rights, Americans have demanded that their popularly elected leader(s) uphold the religious freedoms that this great country was founded upon. Are you one of them? Hopefully you were able to recognize the errors in the above paragraph readily. If […]

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Meeting the Challenge

In our editorial last month, we pointed out that the need for a Protestant Re­formed Seminary and Normal School building exists and that the need is an urgent one. We also mentioned that the young people of the Protestant Reformed churches can make a valuable contribu­tion to the erection of such an institu­tion. Since that […]

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A Land I Will Show Thee

A Land I Will Show Thee, by Marian Schooland, published by Wm. Eerdman’s Co. This is a story of faith and courage: faith in the sovereign God Who guides His people according to His purpose, and courage to follow in the way that He leads. It is the story of the pioneers who left their […]

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Immigrating To Canada

Canada has opened its doors for immigrants.  Many people from the Netherlands also have immigrated to Canada, or they desire to leave the old fatherland and seek a new home in the immensely large country of Canada, our next door neighbor.  But although millions of people would like to settle in Canada, only a limited […]

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With a Dutch Accent

With a Dutch Accent by David Cornell DeJong  This book is the author’s attempt to write the story of part of his own life, the time from his earliest memories to the adolescent years which found him in a new country.  He writes of the town of Blija in Friesland, where he was born, and […]

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Western Star

“Western Star” by Stephen Vincent Benet. This is a narrative poem about the “Spirit and the beginnings of America”, as the short write-up on the paper jacket of the book puts it. The first line of the poem is: “Americans are always moving on”. And after a thirteen-page prelude, the author tells the story of […]

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