America's True Mother Country?
This thesis analyzes American images of the Dutch since the second half of the 19th century. Works by John Lothrop Motley (1814-1877), Douglas Campbell (1840-1893), and William Elliot Griffis (1843-1928) are explored to assess the transformation in American thinking about the Dutch of the Netherlands and Dutch-Americans. These writers celebrate the Dutch as proto-Americans, while using the characteristically American typological approach to history to make sense of themselves and their country. Thesis. (Series: MasteRResearch - Vol. 5)
Publication Date: 3/25/2014