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ERIC Number: EJ784052
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1056-0300
Pennsylvania Dutch Crafts and Culture
Turner, Dianne
Social Studies and the Young Learner, v20 n3 p16-17 Jan-Feb 2008
Many people hold two common misconceptions about the Pennsylvania Dutch: first, that these people live exclusively in the state of Pennsylvania; second, that their ancestors came from Holland. However, neither assumption is correct. One can find large Pennsylvania Dutch communities in Mary land, West Virginia, Virginia, the Carolinas, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, and Pennsylvania, and smaller groups in other states. It might be better to term these people "Pennsylvania German," since "Deutsch" means "German" in the German language. English settlers in American corrupted the term Deutsch to "Dutch." This article describes the Pennsylvania Dutch culture and crafts. (Contains 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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