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A description of New Netherland

Author: Adriaen van der Donck; Charles T Gehring; William A Starna; D W Goedhuys
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2008.
Series: Iroquoians and their world.
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This edition of A Description of New Netherland provides the first complete and accurate English-language translation of an essential first-hand account of the lives and world of Dutch colonists and northeastern Native communities in the seventeenth century. Adriaen van der Donck, a graduate of Leiden University in the 1640s, became the law enforcement officer for the Dutch patroonship of Rensselaerswijck, located  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Donck, Adriaen van der, 1620-1655.
Description of New Netherland.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2008013584
(OCoLC)219568439
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Adriaen van der Donck; Charles T Gehring; William A Starna; D W Goedhuys
ISBN: 9780803219397 0803219393
OCLC Number: 298462487
Language Note: Translated from the Dutch.
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 176 pages) : map.
Contents: Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Foreword; Preface; Publication history of Adriaen van der Donck's A Description of New Netherland; Map of New Netherland; The country; Of the manners and extraordinary qualities of the original natives of New Netherland; Of the nature, amazing ways, and properties of the beavers; A conversation between adutch patriot and a newnetherlander concerning thecondition of new netherland; Appendix; Notes; Index.
Series Title: Iroquoians and their world.
Other Titles: Beschryvinge van Nieuvv-Nederlant.
Responsibility: Adriaen van der Donck ; edited by Charles T. Gehring and William A. Starna ; translated by Diederik Willem Goedhuys ; foreword by Russell Shorto.

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Offers an account of the lives and world of Dutch colonists and northeastern Native communities in the seventeenth century. This book is suitable for historians, ethnohistorians, and anthropologists.  Read more...

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-The sources on this geographical area in the Dutch period are sparse, so that the addition of this superb translation of van der Donck is of high importance to scholars.---Barbara Alice Mann, Read more...

 
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