Revisiting New Netherland: Perspectives on Early Dutch America (The Atlantic World Europe, Africa and the Americas, 1500-1830)ISBN: 9004145079;
The essays in this book offer a rich sampling of current scholarship on New Netherland and Dutch colonization in North America. The Introduction explains why the Dutch moment in American history has been overlooked or trivialized and calls attention to signs of the emergence of a new narrative of American beginnings that gives due weight to the imprint of Dutch settlement in America. The essays are organized around six major themes: New Netherland and Historical Memory, New Netherland in the Atlantic World, The Political Economy of New Netherland, New Netherland's Directors: A New Look, Family Research as a key to New Netherland's History, and Writing the History of New Netherland in the Twenty-first Century. This volume holds great interest for historians of early America and of Dutch colonization. Contributors: Charles Gehring; Simon Middleton; David William Voorhees; Willem Frijhoff; Firth Haring Fabend; Harry Macy; Annette Stott; Bertrand VanRuymbeke; Dennis Maika;...