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Adriaen van der Donck
Adriaen van der Donck (April 2018)
A Dutch Rebel in Seventeenth-Century America
J. van den Hout - Author

The first comprehensive biography of an important yet understudied figure in the Dutch colony of New Netherland.

This book tells the compelling story of the young legal activist Adriaen van der Donck (1618–1655), whose fight to secure the struggling Dutch colony of New Netherland made him a controversial but pivotal figure in early America. At best, he has been labeled a hero, a visionary, and a spokesman of the people. A...(Read More)
 
 
A Beautiful and Fruitful Place
A Beautiful and Fruitful Place (September 2011)
Selected Rensselaerwijck Papers, Volume 2
Elisabeth Paling Funk - Editor
Martha Dickinson Shattuck - Editor

Second volume of papers from a well respected annual seminar that showcase the latest research on Dutch colonial history in New York State.

New Netherland’s distinctive regional history as well as the colony’s many relationships with Europe and the seventeenth-century Atlantic world are featured in the second collection of papers from the widely praised annual Rensselaerwijck Seminar. Leading scholars ...(Read More)
 
 
America's First River
America's First River (September 2009)
The History and Culture of the Hudson River Valley
Thomas S. Wermuth - Editor
James M. Johnson - Editor
Christopher Pryslopski - Editor

Examines the many facets of the Hudson’s rich history, distinctive regional culture, and important contributions to the development of modern America.

Since its inception in 1984, The Hudson River Valley Review has taken an eclectic and interdisciplinary approach to a region that has long been recognized for its role in American colonial history; its important contributions to American arts, letters, an...(Read More)
 
 
Explorers, Fortunes and Love Letters
Explorers, Fortunes and Love Letters (March 2009)
A Window on New Netherland
New Netherland Institute - Author

Drawing on the latest research, leading scholars shed new light on the culture, society, and legacy of the New Netherland colony.

When Henry Hudson, sailing on the Half Moon for the Dutch East India Company, first laid eyes on the entrance to the Hudson River in 1609, a world of seemingly infinite possibilities lay before him and his crew. In 1624 the Dutch would take advantage of these opportunities and cr...(Read More)
 
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