|Class F - American History||Dutch America|
|Dutch colonization of the Americas on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.Dutch trading posts and plantations in the Americas precede the much wider known colonisation activities of the Dutch in Asia. Whereas the first Dutch fort in Asia was built in 1600 (in present-day Indonesia), the first forts and settlements on the Essequibo river in Guyana and on the Amazon date from the 1590s. Actual colonization, with Dutch settling in the new lands, was not as common as with other European nations. Many of the Dutch settlements were lost or abandoned by the end of that century, but the Netherlands managed to retain possession of Suriname until it gained independence in 1975, as well as the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba, which remain within the Kingdom of the Netherlands today.— Excerpted from|
New Netherland, or Nieuw-Nederland in Dutch, was the 17th-century colonial province of the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands on the East Coast of North America. The claimed territories were the lands from the Delmarva Peninsula to extreme southwestern Cape Cod. The settled areas are now part of the Mid-Atlantic States of New York, New Jersey, Delaware, and Connecticut, with small outposts in Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. The provincial capital, New Amsterdam, was located at the southern tip of the island of Manhattan on upper New York Bay.— Excerpted from New Netherland on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
- Laws and ordinances of New Netherland, 1638-1674, 1868 by Edmund Bailey O'Callaghan
- Arendt van Curler, 1884 by William Elliot Griffis
- The Story of New Netherland, 1909 by William Elliot Griffis
Manor of Rensselaerswyck
The Manor of Rensselaerswyck, Manor Rensselaerswyck, Van Rensselaer Manor, or just simply Rensselaerswyck is the name of a colonial estate owned by the van Rensselaer family that was located in what is now mainly the Capital District of New York in the United States.— Excerpted from Manor of Rensselaerswyck on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
- Charter of Freedoms and Exemptions, 1629 by the Dutch West India Company, translated by Arnold Johan Ferdinand Van Laer
- Notification by Samuel Godyn, Kiliaen van Rensselaer and Samuel Blommaert that they send two persons to New Netherland to inspect the country, 1629 by Samuel Godyn, Kiliaen van Rensselaer, and Samuel Blommaert, translated by Arnold Johan Ferdinand Van Laer
- Registration by Kiliaen van Rensselaer and associates of a colony above and below Fort Orange, on both sides of the North River, 1629 by Johannes Dijckman, translated by Arnold Johan Ferdinand Van Laer
- Instructions to Bastiaen Jansz Krol from Kiliaen van Rensselaer, 1630 by Kiliaen van Rensselaer, translated by Arnold Johan Ferdinand Van Laer
- Contract of sale of land along the Hudson River from the Mahican Indians to Kiliaen van Rensselaer, 1630 by Sebastiaen Jansen Krol, translated by Arnold Johan Ferdinand Van Laer
- Dutch Guiana by William Gifford Palgrave as it appeared in 1876 in Littell's Living Age, originally published in Fortnightly Review