New Netherland [electronic resource]: a Dutch colony in seventeenth-century America
This volume covers the history of the Dutch colony New Netherland on the North American continent. Based on extensive research of archival material on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, much of which has not been previously used, this work provides the most complete overview yet of a colony that has been generally neglected by historians. The chapters deal with themes such as patterns of immigration, government and justice, economy, religion, social structure, material culture, and mentality of the colonists. This book will be very useful not just for students of Dutch colonial history, but also for scholars in early American history.
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Chapter One A Blessèd Country where Milk and Honey Flow
Chapter Two The Peopling of Such Empty and Unfurnished Lands
Chapter Three The Exercise of Justice and Government
Chapter Four The Trade that Really Concerns us
Chapter Five Gods Church and Honor Should be Cared for
Chapter Six Each According to his Condition State and Circumstances
Chapter Seven In Such a Far Distant Country Separated from all the Friends
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