November 1988Volume 38, 1988
NOVEMBER 01, 1988 by Bruce Evans
NOVEMBER 01, 1988 by Robert A. Peterson
The Dutch have given many things to America: Easter eggs, Santa Claus, waffles, sauerkraut, sleighing, skating, and a host of "vans" and "velts" who helped to build our nation. But perhaps their greatest contribution to America was the 11 years of freedom they gave the Pilgrims—crucial years that helped America's founding fathers work out their philosophy of freedom and prepare for self-government in the New World.