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

Susanah Shaw Romney


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 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 ... More

Keywords: Dutch empire, West India Company, soldiers, sailors, settlers, Atlantic economy, New Netherland, Hudson Valley, enslaved Africans, Manhattan

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781469614250
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469614250.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susanah Shaw Romney, author