From the Past to the Present

Commercial enterprises constituted the first organized wave of immigration from the Netherlands to North America during the early seventeenth century and led to the founding of Fort Nassau, which was only the second permanent European settlement in North America. Continuing Dutch immigration waves have produced both complete assimilation of the immigrants fromthe Netherlands into North American culture, and also continuing pockets of a persistent hyphenated “Dutch-American” culture.

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