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Old Wing Mission: Cultural Interchange as Chronicled by George and Arvilla Smith in their Work with Chief Wakazoo's Ottawa Band on the West Michigan Frontier (2008)
Book cover: "Old Wing Mission: Cultural Interchange as Chronicled by George and Arvilla Smith in their Work with Chief Wakazoo's Ottawa Band on the West Michigan Frontier"
Elim: A Chicago Christian School and LifeTraining Center for the Disabled (2005)
Book cover: "Elim: A Chicago Christian School and LifeTraining Center for the Disabled"
Iowa Letters: Dutch Immigrants on the American Frontier (2004)
Book cover: "Iowa Letters: Dutch Immigrants on the American Frontier"
Dutch Chicago: A History of the Hollanders in the Windy City (2002)
Book cover: "Dutch Chicago: A History of the Hollanders in the Windy City"
Faith and Family: Dutch Immigration and Settlement in the United States, 1820-1920 (2000)
Book cover: "Faith and Family: Dutch Immigration and Settlement in the United States, 1820-1920"
Family Quarrels in the Dutch Reformed Churches in the Nineteenth Century (1997)
Book cover: "Family Quarrels in the Dutch Reformed Churches in the Nineteenth Century"
The Forerunners: Dutch Jewry in the North American Diaspora (2000)
Book cover: "The Forerunners: Dutch Jewry in the North American Diaspora"

Papers, Lectures, and Essays

The Form of Subscription in Dutch Reformed History (2008)
Press Censorship: Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte and Hermanus Doesburg of De Hollander. (2008). Published in revised form in Dutch American Arts and Letters in Historical Perspective, eds., Jack Nyenhuis, Robert P. Swierenga, and Nella Kennedy (2008).
Disloyal Dutch? Herman Hoeksema and the 'Flag in Church' Controversy during World War I Paper in revised form in Origins, 25 (2007).
Albertus C. Van Raalte as a Businessman (2007). Published in revised form in A Goodly Heritage: Essays in Honor of the Reverend Dr. Elton J. Bruins at Eighty, pp. 281-317, ed. Jacob E. Nyenhuis (Grand Rapids: Wm B. Eerdmans, 2007)
"Freedom of the Press or Prior Censorship: Albertus C. Van Raalte and Hermanus Doesburg of The Hollander" (2007).
150th Anniversary of the Christian Reformed Church (2007).
The Fruits of the Protestant Reformation in West Michigan (2006).
Real Estate Sales by Albertus C. Van Raalte and Christina Johanna Van Raalte, Grantors, as recorded in the Ottawa County Deed Register Books, 1847-1876, Courthouse, Grand Haven, Mich. (2006).
Masselink Challenges the Cicero Mob (2006). Published in revised form in Origins, 24 (No. 1, 2006), 36-41.
Getting Political in Holland (2006).
The Dutch Imprint in West Michigan (2005). Published in revised form in The Historical Society of Michigan Chronicle and Newsletter, 27 (2005).
A Tale of Two Congregations: Acculturation and its Long-term Impact on Chicago's West Side Reformed Churches (2003). Published in revised form in Origins. 23 (2005).
Walls or Bridges: The Differing Acculturation Process in the Reformed and Christian Reformed Churches in North America (2004).
Iowa Letters: A Review Essay (2004).
The Western Michigan Dutch (2004).
The Urban Experience in Dutch Immigrant History (2003). Published in revised form in Dutch in Urban America (2004), eds. Robert P. Swierenga, Donald Sinnema, Hans Krabbendam (2004).
First Reformed Church of Chicago's Storied Past: 150 Years of Faithful Service (2003).
"Garbios:" Chicago's Dutch Scavengers (2003).
Ethnic Glue and a Three Legged Stool: The Chicago Experience (2003). Published in revised form in Outlook, March 2004.
"Bless the Lord, O My Soul:" The Bible's Influence on the Dutch Immigrants (2003).
"Unholy Mess:" The IRM California Real Estate Investment Debacle in the Christian Reformed Church in North America in the 1990s (2000). Published in revised form in Morsels in the Melting Pot, eds. George Harinck and Hans Krabbendam (Amsterdam: Free University Press, 2006).
The Third Generation and Dutch American Studies, 1960s-1990s (2000). Published in revised form in The Dutch Adapting in North America, 13th Biennial Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Dutch American Studies, ed. Richard Harms (2001).
Burn the Wooden Shoes: Modernity and Division in the Christian Reformed Church in North America (2000). Published in revised form in H. Jurgen Hendriks, Don A. Luidens, Roger J. Nemeth, Corwin E. Smidt, and Hijme Stoffels, eds. Reformed Encounters with Modernity: Perspectives from Three Continents (2001).
Ohio's Calvin College Published in Association for Advancement of Dutch American Studies Newsletter 2 (Spring 2002).
God's Hand in History Published in revised form in My Heart I Offer: Daily Devotions on the Journey of Faith (2000).
Holland's Unique History (1999).
The Groningen Hoek: Chicago's West Side Dutch (1999).
Computers and Historical Research: Personal Reflections (1999).
The Church and Dutch Reformed Colonization in Argentina: A Worst Case Scenario Documentatieblad voor de Geschiedenis van de Nederlandse Zending en Overzeese Kerken 6, No. 2 (1999): 58-75.
"Stellingwerff's Amsterdamse Emigranten and Pella History" Published in revised form in Dutch Enterprise: Alive and Well in North America, 12th Biennial Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Dutch American Studies, eds. Larry Wagenaar and Robert P. Swierenga (2000).
Place Mattered: The Social Geography of Dutch-American Immigration in the Nineteenth Century (1998). Published in revised form in The Windmill (Dec. 23, 2008).
True Brothers: The Netherlandic Origins of the Christian Reformed Church in North America, 1857-1880 (1998). Published in revised form in Breaches and Bridges: Reformed Subcultures in the Netherlands, Germany, and the United States, eds. George Harinck and Hans Krabbendam (2000).
"A Paradise That Never Was:" Dutch Immigrants in Argentina (1998). Published in revised form in Documentatieblad voor de Geschiedenis van de Nederlandse Zending en Overzeese Kerken 6 (1999).
From Colony to City: Holland's First 25 Years (1997). Published in revised form in Origins 16 (1998).
Going to America: Travel Routes of Zeeland Emigrants Published in revised form in Nehalennia: Bulletin van de Werkgroep Historie en Archeologie, 114 (1997).
The Little White Church: Historiographical Revisions on Religion in Rural America
Van Raalte and Scholte: A Soured Relationship and Personal Rivalry (1997). Published in revised form in Origins 17 (1999).
Better Prospects for Work:" Van Raalte's Holland Colony and its Connections to Grand Rapids (1997). Published in revised form in Grand River Valley History 15 (1998).
"By the Sweat of our Brow:" Economic Aspects of the Dutch Immigration to Michigan (1997). Published in revised form in For Food and Faith: Dutch Immigration to America, Holland Museum Sesquicentennial Lectures, Robert P. Swierenga (2000).
Decisions, Decisions: Turning Points in the Founding of Holland (1997). Published in revised form in Michigan Historical Review 24 (1998).
From Zeeland to Zeeland in 1847 (1997).
1834 and 1857--Church Secessions and the Dutch Emigration Published in revised form in Family Quarrels in the Dutch Reformed Churches in the Nineteenth Century, Robert P. Swierenga and Elton J. Bruins (1999).
Chicago's 'Groninger Hoek:' The Origins and Development of the Dutch Colony on the Old West Side in the Nineteenth Century (1987).

Bibliography

A Selected Bibliography on the Dutch in America (2009).