Fulfilling God's Mission

The Two Worlds of Dominie Everardus Bogardus, 1607-1647


Author: Willem Frijhoff

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004162119

Category: Religion

Page: 628

View: 6155

This biography recalls the fascinating life of the second Reformed minister of New Amsterdam (New York), from his mystical experience as a 15-year old orphan in Holland until his tragic death as a spokesman of the opposition during Kieft's War.

A Huguenot on the Hackensack

David Demarest and His Legacy


Author: David C. Major,John S. Major

Publisher: Associated University Presse

ISBN: 9780838641521

Category: History

Page: 261

View: 2971

A Huguenot on the Hackensack explores the life and legacy of David Demarest, a seventeenth-century French Protestant who, in middle age, emigrated to New Amsterdam and became one of the earliest settlers of the Hackensack Valley. There he founded a prosperous family that for nearly three centuries retained local influence and high status before being eclipsed by post-World War II economic and demographic changes. Transcending the narrow genealogical antiquarianism and filial pietism of traditional family history, the authors carefully set Demarest and his descendants in the context of their times. The astute patriarch is seen as a man who balanced risk and opportunity to achieve a prosperity that would have been impossible in his native Europe. Some early descendants moved to booming areas in Pennsylvania, upstate New York, Kentucky, and beyond, while others stayed close to home and dealt with the rigors of the American Revolution and the dilemmas of religious controversy in New Jersey. Members of later generations adapted to new conditions as rural Bergen County slowly was transformed by railroads and suburban housing. This book illuminates the role of kinship and culture in the Jersey Dutch heartland from colonial times to the modern era.

Correspondence, 1654-1658


Author: Charles T. Gehring,Peter Stuyvesant

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815629597

Category: History

Page: 243

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Volume XII of the Dutch Colonial Manuscripts contains the correspondence of Petrus Stuyvesant, director general of New Netherland from 1654-1658. It represents the earliest surviving correspondence, comprising letters from the directors in Amsterdam and the governors of neighbouring colonies.

The representation of New Netherland

concerning its location, productiveness and poor condition


Author: Adriaen van der Donck

Publisher: N.A


Category: New York (N.Y.)

Page: 88

View: 987

The care of books

an essay on the development of libraries and their fittings, from the earliest times to the end of the eighteenth century


Author: John Willis Clark

Publisher: University Press


Category: Libraries

Page: 330

View: 2857

Scandinavian Immigrants in New York, 1630-1674

With Appendices on Scandinavians in Mexico and South America, 1532-1640, Scandinavians in Canada, 1619-1620, Some Scandinavians in New York in the Eighteenth Century, German Immigrants in New York, 1630-1674


Author: John Oluf Evjen

Publisher: N.A


Category: Germans

Page: 438

View: 4695

Creatures of Empire

How Domestic Animals Transformed Early America


Author: Virginia DeJohn Anderson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195304466

Category: History

Page: 322

View: 8206

Presenting history in a new light, this original work highlights the pivotal role that livestock played in early America. 2 maps, 8 halftones.

The Economic Writings of Sir William Petty

Together with the Observations Upon the Bills of Mortality, More Probably by Captain John Graunt


Author: William Petty,John Graunt,Charles Henry Hull

Publisher: Andesite Press

ISBN: 9781375647830

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 404

View: 1724

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Social Life of Coffee

The Emergence of the British Coffeehouse


Author: Brian Cowan

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300133502

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 8635

What induced the British to adopt foreign coffee-drinking customs in the seventeenth century? Why did an entirely new social institution, the coffeehouse, emerge as the primary place for consumption of this new drink? In this lively book, Brian Cowan locates the answers to these questions in the particularly British combination of curiosity, commerce, and civil society. Cowan provides the definitive account of the origins of coffee drinking and coffeehouse society, and in so doing he reshapes our understanding of the commercial and consumer revolutions in Britain during the long Stuart century. Britain’s virtuosi, gentlemanly patrons of the arts and sciences, were profoundly interested in things strange and exotic. Cowan explores how such virtuosi spurred initial consumer interest in coffee and invented the social template for the first coffeehouses. As the coffeehouse evolved, rising to take a central role in British commercial and civil society, the virtuosi were also transformed by their own invention.

How to Form a Library


Author: Henry B. Wheatley

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 373265267X

Category: Fiction

Page: 148

View: 1714

Reproduction of the original: How to Form a Library by Henry B. Wheatley

Narratives of New Netherland


Author: John Jameson

Publisher: Applewood Books

ISBN: 1429018968

Category: History

Page: 516

View: 1940

""With our American Philosophy and Religion series, Applewood reissues many primary sources published throughout American history. Through these books, scholars, interpreters, students, and non-academics alike can see the thoughts and beliefs of Americans who came before us.""