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Author Venema, Janny.

Title Beverwijck : a Dutch village on the American frontier, 1652-1664 / Janny Venema
Published Hilversum, the Netherlands : Verloren ; Albany : State University of New York Press, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (527 pages :) : illustrations, maps
Contents ""Beverwijck""; ""Table of Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Glossary""; ""Introduction""; ""Problem defined""; ""Historiography and definition""; ""Method and sources""; ""I. Constructing a Village: material planning""; ""Van Slichtenhorst, Rensselaerswijck, and the Indians""; ""Van Slichtenhorst and Van Twiller's rule in Rensselaerswijck""; ""Van Slichtenhorst and the Machicans""; ""Van Slichtenhorst and the Maquaes""; ""Planning a center for Rensselaerswijck""; ""Value of maps""; ""Building a bijeenwoninge""; ""Company versus patroon: Escalation of the conflict""
""Developement of Beverwijck""""Distributing Patents""; ""Laying out the village""; ""Roads and Bridges""; ""Lots and fences""; ""Houses""; ""Other spaces and construction on the lots""; ""Gardens""; ""Constructions of general interest to the community""; ""Corps de guarde""; ""The Blockhouse church""; ""The poor house""; ""A school""; ""Mills""; ""Brick and tile yards""; ""Indian accommodations""; ""Palisades""; ""Conclusion""; ""II. Beverwijck: Creating an orderly village""; ""Beverwijck's society""; ""A mix of people""; ""Burghership""; ""The burgher gaurd""; ""Community feelings""
""Forced labor: Slaves""""Stabilizing factors in a new society: The State""; ""The court""; ""Orphan masters""; ""Medical care""; ""Stabilizing factors in a new society: The church""; ""Church and state""; ""A public church""; ""The minister""; ""The consistory""; ""Other church functions""; ""Education""; ""Charity""; ""A new environment: Contact with Indians""; ""Beavers and sewant as currency""; ""Meetings and the exchange of gifts""; ""Communication: Maintaining an iron chain""; ""Indian-Dutch relationships""; ""Conclusion""; ""III. The Van Rensselaers as commercial entrepreneurs""
""Social life: Maintaining friendships in the New World""""Church memberships""; ""Marriage""; ""Family life: Illness, children, and friends""; ""Conclusion""; ""IV. Successful burghers""; ""Dirck Jansz Croon""; ""Active in two worlds""; ""Back in Amsterdam""; ""A family trading network""; ""Pieter Hartgers""; ""Family ties""; ""An active community member""; ""A farewell to Beverwijck""; ""Volckert Jansz""; ""Early arrival and trade""; ""Cooperation and investment in land""; ""A German Lutheran in a Dutch Reformed village""; ""Philip Pietersz Schuyler""; ""Gunstocks, marriage, and trade""
""Trade in the upper Hudson""""The trading season""; ""Trade items""; ""Trade regulations""; ""The role of women""; ""The Van Rensselaers and the trade""; ""Maintaining the trade in Amsterdam""; ""Maintaining the trade in New Netherland during Jan Baptist's directorship""; ""Maintaining the trade in New Netherland during Jeremias' directorship""; ""Place in the community: Life style""; ""The patroon's property in Beverwijck""; ""The patroon's house on the inside""; ""Outer appearence: Clothing""; ""Social life: The importance of friends""
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 484-501) and indexes
Notes Summary in Dutch
Subject Dutch Americans -- New York (State) -- Albany -- History -- 17th century.
Frontier and pioneer life -- New York (State) -- Albany.
Indians of North America -- New York (State) -- Albany -- History -- 17th century.
Albany (N.Y.) -- Ethnic relations.
Albany (N.Y.) -- History -- 17th century.
Albany (N.Y.) -- Social conditions -- 17th century.
United States -- Civilization -- Indian influences -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2003054445
ISBN 0791485013 (electronic bk.)
9780791485019 (electronic bk.)