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THE DUTCH IN THE AMERICAS, 1600-1800. Wim Klooster

THE DUTCH IN THE AMERICAS, 1600-1800.

Providence: The John Carter Brown Library, 1997. 9.5 x 11 inches. Paperback. 120 pages. Limited to 1500 copies printed at The Stinehour Press. Preface by Norman Fiering. A narrative history in six chapters, fully indexed, plus a record of the Library's exhibition on this subject. Deals with the Dutch ventures in Brazil, the Caribbean, and Suriname, as well as New York. The bibliographical supplement prepared by Burton van Name Edwards includes full descriptions of nearly..... READ MORE

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Contents

           List of Illustrations x
           List of Color Plates xii
           List of Maps xii
           Preface by NORMAN FIERING xiii
           Introduction xvi
           Chronology xviii


CHAPTER 1  The Birth of the Dutch Republic and the World War
           Against Habsburg Spain 3
             The Rise of the Northern Netherlands 3
             The Fight for Independence Becomes a Global War 6
             Early Explorations 7
             The Strait of Magellan 11

CHAPTER 2  The West India Company 17
             Schemes and Successes 20

CHAPTER 3  The Dutch in Brazil: A Peerless Prince in Pernambuco 25
             The Beginnings of New Holland 25
             The "Humanist" Prince 26
             The Beginnings of the Dutch Slave Trade 30
             Resistance, Reaction and Ruin 35
             A Curious Expedition to Chile 38
             The Old Company and the New 39
  
CHAPTER 4  Images and Knowledge of the New World 41
             The New World According to De Laet 45
             A Great Mapmaking Tradition 47
  
CHAPTER 5  "In Some Future Day It May Be Thought of More Importance":
           Dutch Contributions to North American History 51
             The Dutch Colonization of North America 53
             English Rule and English Culture 57
             Dutch Support for the Revolution 58
  
CHAPTER 6  The Guianas and the Caribbean Islands 61
             Dutch Ventures on the Wild Coast 61
             The Plantation Colony of Suriname 66
             The Caribbean Islands 70
             Smuggling and Prosperity 73
             The Decline and Fall of the Company 77
  
           Epilogue 78
           Bibliographies
             (PREPARED WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF BURTON VAN NAME EDWARDS)
             Chronological List of Works in the Catalogue 80
             Alphabetical List of Works in the Catalogue 94
           Selected Secondary Sources 97
           Index 99