New Netherland connections : intimate networks and Atlantic ties in seventeenth-century America

Romney, Susanah Shaw, author

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  • Creator Susanah Shaw Romney
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Chapel Hill, [North Carolina] : University of North Carolina Press, [2014]
  • Physical Details
    • xviii, 318 pages ; 25 cm
  • ISBNs 9781469614250, 1469614251, 9781469614267
  • OCLC ocn860943887


  • "Romney 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 century, soldiers, sailors, and settlers drew on kin and social relationships to function within an Atlantic economy and the nascent colony of New Netherland. In the greater Hudson Valley, Dutch newcomers, Native American residents, and enslaved Africans wove a series of intimate networks that reached from the West India Company slave house on Manhattan, to the Haudenosaunee longhouses along the Mohawk River, to the inns and alleys of maritime Amsterdam. This work pioneers a new understanding of the development of early modern empire as arising out of personal ties"--


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
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