Swierenga, Robert P.

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SWIERENGA, Robert P. American, b. 1935. Genres: History, Local history/Rural topics, Social sciences, Theology/Religion. Career: Kent State University, OH, professor of history, 1968-96; Hope College, MI, A.C. Van Raalte Institute, research professor of history, 1996-. Publications: Pioneers and Profits: Land Speculation on the Iowa Frontier, 1968; Acres for Cents: Delinquent Tax Auctions in Frontier Iowa, 1976; The Forerunners: Dutch Jewry in the North American Diaspora, 1994; (with E. Bruins) Family Quarrels in the Dutch Reformed Churches in the Nineteenth Century, 1999; Faith and Family: Dutch Immigration and Settlement in the United States, 1820-1920, 2000; Dutch Chicago: A History of the Hollanders in the Windy City, 2002. EDITOR: Quantification in American History: Theory and Research, 1970; Beyond the Civil War Synthesis, 1975; Bilateral Bicentennial: A History of Dutch-American Relations 1782-1982, 1982; History and Ecology: James C. Malin's Studies of the Grassland, 1984; Netherlanders in America: A Study of Emigration and Settlement in the 19th and 20th Centuries in the US, 1985; The Dutch in America: Immigration, Settlement, and Cultural Change, 1985; (with P. VanderMeer) Belief and Behavior: Essays in the New Religious History, 1991; For Food and Faith: Dutch Immigration to Western Michigan, 1846-1960, 2000. Address: Van Raalte Institute, Hope College, PO Box 9000, Holland, MI 49422, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]