A Beautiful and Fruitful Place

Selected Rensselaerwijck Papers, Volume 2

eISBN-13: 9781438435978

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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 from both sides of the Atlantic critique and offer the latest research on a dynamic range of topics: the age of exploration, domestic life in New Netherland, the history and significance of the West India Company, the complex era of Jacob Leisler, the southern frontier lands of the colony, relations with New England, Dutch foodways in the Hudson Valley and their use of beer, the endurance of the Dutch legacy into 19th century New York, and contemporary genealogical research on colonial Dutch ancestors.

Cogent and informative, these papers are an indispensable source for better understanding the lives and legacies of the long ago New Netherland colony.

ISBNs 9781438435954, 1438435975, 9781438435978
Language English