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28 March 2022 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

GSBC General Meeting
The Persistence of the Dutch Language in New York and New Jersey
Kieran J. O’Keefe, PhD
Monday, 28 March 2022 @ 7pm Eastern
Online—all are welcome. Registration required.

This talk will explore the persistence of the Dutch language in New York and Northern New Jersey. Although England conquered New Netherland in 1664, the inhabitants of the colony and their descendants continued to speak Dutch for generations. Learn about how and why descendants of the Dutch colonists latched on to the language for nearly 300 years after 1664.

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Kieran J. O'Keefe earned his PhD in History from The George Washington University in Washington, DC. He is currently working on his book manuscript, tentatively titled “Suffering for the Crown: The Hudson Valley Loyalists, Violence, and Forced Migration in Revolutionary North America.” This study explores how violence and forced migration to Canada shaped Loyalist communities during and after the Revolutionary War. During the 2021–22 academic year, Kieran will be the postdoctoral fellow in Revolutionary Era studies at Siena College’s McCormick Center for the Study of the American Revolution.

[Banner Image: 1861 Corey-Hopkins Map of Bergen County, New Jersey; Library of Congress,]