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The History of Brazil under the Governorship of Count Johan Maurits of Nassau, 1636–1644

Caspar van Baerle

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036649
eISBN:
9780813041599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036649.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

At its height in the first half of the seventeenth century, the Dutch West India Company controlled a scattered but sizeable portion of the western hemisphere, from present-day Albany, New York, to ... More


The Dutch in Seventeenth-Century Senegambia and the Emergence of Papiamentu

BART JACOBS

in Brokers of Change: Atlantic Commerce and Cultures in Pre-Colonial Western Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265208
eISBN:
9780191754180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265208.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter explores the presence of the first Dutch West India Company (WIC) in 17th-century Senegambia, particularly in the Petite Côte region. The WIC's activity in this part of Upper Guinea is ... More


Acts of Navigation, 1647–1674

Andrew Lipman

in The Saltwater Frontier: Indians and the Contest for the American Coast

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300207668
eISBN:
9780300216691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207668.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter focuses on the years after the Pequot War and Kieft's War. During this period, villages began rising across the shoreline, some on the exact places where Indian towns had been recently ... More


Introduction “The Angel Would Like to Stay, Awaken the Dead, and Make Whole What Has Been Smashed”: AWAKING TO HISTORY ON MANHATTAN ISLAND

THELMA WILLS FOOTE

in Black and White Manhattan: The History of Racial Formation in Colonial New York City

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195165371
eISBN:
9780199871735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165371.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book shows that racialized subjects are formations that arise out of historically specific projects and strategic relations of power — in this case study, the early modern project of colony ... More


New Netherland Connections: Intimate Networks and Atlantic Ties in Seventeenth-Century America

Susanah Shaw Romney

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469614250
eISBN:
9781469615585
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469614250.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book locates the foundations of the early modern Dutch empire in interpersonal transactions among women and men. As West India Company ships began sailing westward in the early seventeenth ... More


Heaven's Wrath: The Protestant Reformation and the Dutch West India Company in the Atlantic World

D. Noorlander

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780801453632
eISBN:
9781501740336
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453632.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Heaven’s Wrath explores the religious thought and religious rites of the early Dutch Atlantic world. The book argues that the Reformed Church and the West India Company forged and maintained a close ... More


“To Be Together with One Another”: Creating an African Community

Angie Maxwell

in New Netherland Connections: Intimate Networks and Atlantic Ties in Seventeenth-Century America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469614250
eISBN:
9781469615585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469614250.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter considers the experiences of Africans in New Amsterdam, many of whom began their lives in the colony as property of the West India Company (WIC). On February 25, 1644, the long-serving ... More


New York Merchants and the Indo-Atlantic Trade

Kevin P. McDonald

in Pirates, Merchants, Settlers, and Slaves: Colonial America and the Indo-Atlantic World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520282902
eISBN:
9780520958784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282902.003.0002
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter provides a broad overview of the geographical, social, and cultural conditions in New York that gave rise to its prominence as the major colonial Atlantic hub in the Indo-Atlantic trade ... More


Marketing New Amsterdam

Elizabeth A. Sutton

in Capitalism and Cartography in the Dutch Golden Age

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226254784
eISBN:
9780226254814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226254814.003.0005
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

Visscher’s famous map of New Netherland with profile view of New Amsterdam, and the reprint of it in a small book of Adriaen van der Donck’s Description of New Netherland show how the WIC wanted New ... More


“She is Now Already at Sea”: Extending Ties, Creating Empire

Angie Maxwell

in New Netherland Connections: Intimate Networks and Atlantic Ties in Seventeenth-Century America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469614250
eISBN:
9781469615585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469614250.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter describes the role of women in building the Dutch Atlantic empire. Many women took their place on board the many Dutch ships that plied the Atlantic as maidservants, single women seeking ... More


The Opportunities and Limits of Ethnic Soldiering: The Tupis and the Dutch-Portuguese Struggle for the Southern Atlantic, 1630–1657

Mark Meuwese

in Empires and Indigenes: Intercultural Alliance, Imperial Expansion, and Warfare in the Early Modern World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814753088
eISBN:
9780814765272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814753088.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the Dutch colonization of northeastern Brazil from 1630 to 1654. The colony was governed by the West India Company (WIC), which depended on a strong navy and army. Without ... More


Profit and Possession in Brazil

Elizabeth A. Sutton

in Capitalism and Cartography in the Dutch Golden Age

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226254784
eISBN:
9780226254814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226254814.003.0004
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

The WIC’s short-lived control of Brazil is explored through the examination of printed maps. The maps of Brazil published by Visscher and Joan Blaeu present a synthesis of Dutch military, commercial, ... More


Introduction: The Role of Reformed Christianity in the Commercial and Colonial Endeavors of the Dutch Golden Age

D. L. Noorlander

in Heaven's Wrath: The Protestant Reformation and the Dutch West India Company in the Atlantic World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780801453632
eISBN:
9781501740336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453632.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The introduction explores the relationship between religion, business, and early Dutch expansion. It explains how that relationship has been understood (and sometimes misunderstood) from the ... More


Faith and Worship in a Merchant Community: The Directors of the Dutch West India Company

D. L. Noorlander

in Heaven's Wrath: The Protestant Reformation and the Dutch West India Company in the Atlantic World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780801453632
eISBN:
9781501740336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453632.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter is about WIC directors and merchants, their religious affiliations at home, and the financial and other impacts of those affiliations on the company. Same as the clergy, merchants had ... More


The Bay of Slaughters

MIGUEL A. Bretos

in Matanzas: The Cuba Nobody Knows

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813038100
eISBN:
9780813041568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038100.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The origin of Matanzas's strange name (“Matanzas” literally means “slaughters”) can be traced back to around 1510, when most of the crew of a Spanish vessel that had wrecked at the bay were killed by ... More


Planting the Lord’s Vineyard in Foreign Soil: Public Worship in Early Dutch Forts and Settlements

D. L. Noorlander

in Heaven's Wrath: The Protestant Reformation and the Dutch West India Company in the Atlantic World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780801453632
eISBN:
9781501740336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453632.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter is about religion and religious life in places where the church could not function normally: WIC forts in West Africa and early, undeveloped settlements in the Caribbean, Guyana, and New ... More


Baptized by Water and Fire: The Religious Rites of the Company’s Early Fleets and Conquests

D. L. Noorlander

in Heaven's Wrath: The Protestant Reformation and the Dutch West India Company in the Atlantic World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780801453632
eISBN:
9781501740336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453632.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter is about religious rituals and worship aboard WIC ships, religious rituals in war, and the company’s privateering activities against the Spanish and Portuguese. Clergy played a crucial ... More


Amsterdam Society and Maps

Elizabeth A. Sutton

in Capitalism and Cartography in the Dutch Golden Age

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226254784
eISBN:
9780226254814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226254814.003.0002
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

This chapter outlines consumer demand for maps in early seventeenth-century Amsterdam. Production of and demand for maps was reflected social demands and contemporary events. Maps helped form a ... More


Conclusion: The Dutch Joint-Stock Companies and the Catholic Powers in Comparative Perspective

D. L. Noorlander

in Heaven's Wrath: The Protestant Reformation and the Dutch West India Company in the Atlantic World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780801453632
eISBN:
9781501740336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453632.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The conclusion revisits the book’s main themes and arguments, now in comparison with the religious situation in the Dutch East India Company and the Catholic empires. The focus is on the different ... More


Anti-Semitism

John Corrigan and Lynn S. Neal

in Religious Intolerance in America: A Documentary History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833896
eISBN:
9781469604091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895955_corrigan.10
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter shows how discrimination characterized the relationship between Jews and the land of liberty. For example, in 1654, the governor of New Amsterdam, Peter Stuyvesant, fearing the negative ... More


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