New Netherland [electronic resource]: a Dutch colony in seventeenth-century America

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BRILL, 2005 - History - 559 pages
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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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Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter One A Blessèd Country where Milk and Honey Flow
7
Chapter Two The Peopling of Such Empty and Unfurnished Lands
45
Chapter Three The Exercise of Justice and Government
95
Chapter Four The Trade that Really Concerns us
191
Chapter Five Gods Church and Honor Should be Cared for
263
Chapter Six Each According to his Condition State and Circumstances
327
Chapter Seven In Such a Far Distant Country Separated from all the Friends
403
Conclusion
475
Appendixes
483
List of Archival Sources
495
Bibliography
507
Illustrations
533
Index
533
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Jaap Jacobs, Ph.D. 1999 Leiden University, is postdoc researcher at the Centre for the Study of the Dutch Golden Age of the University of Amsterdam. He has published extensively on the Dutch colony New Netherland and is currently preparing a biography of Petrus Stuyvesant.