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First Class, Second Class, Steerage:
 Three Voyages from Rotterdam to Hoboken and Beyond

July 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Edgerton Library

First Class, Second Class, Steerage:
 Three Voyages from Rotterdam to Hoboken and Beyond
 will be presented by Dr. Robert Schoone-Jongen, Professor of History (Emeritus) at Calvin University in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Hollanders crossed the Atlantic Ocean by the thousands during the years 1850-1914. The ships that carried them offered three classes: the luxurious first class, the comfortable second class, and the legendary steerage class. Dr. Schoone-Jongen will present the experiences of three people who sailed in these ships, one in each class, to demonstrate what it meant to be an immigrant during the era.

Schoone-Jongen’s research and writing has focused on Dutch immigration to the United States (1850-1914). He is a graduate of Calvin College, the University of Kentucky, and the University of Delaware. For twenty-six years he taught at Southwest Minnesota Christian High School in Edgerton, MN.

This presentation is made possible the American Library Association and the National Endowment of Humanities.

Details

Date:
July 5
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Venue

Edgerton Library
811 1st Ave W
Edgerton, MN 56128 United States
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