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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 Public 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.

Venue

Edgerton Public Library
811 1st Avenue West
Edgerton, MN United States
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