New Netherland by Jaap Jacobs
A Dutch Colony in Seventeenth-Century America (The Atlantic World)

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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.

About Jaap Jacobs

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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.
Published December 1, 2004 by Brill Academic Publishers. 559 pages
Genres: History. Non-fiction