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Four centuries of Dutch-American relations : 1609-2009 /
edited by Hans Krabbendam, Cornelis A. van Minnen, and Giles Scott-Smith.
Albany : State University of New York Press, c2009.
1190 p.
1438430132 (hardcover : alk. paper), 9781438430133 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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Albany : State University of New York Press, c2009.
1438430132 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9781438430133 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2010-09-01:
This massive volume consists of some 1,161 pages of text, 6 divisions, and 85 chapters. Furthermore, there are many pictures, graphs, and a chronology. The six major divisions are the Colonial period and the 18th century, the 19th century, the period between the two world wars, and three sections on the Cold War and beyond, 1945 to 2009. The contributors cover almost every conceivable subject: the Dutch legacy in New Netherland, immigration, numerous chapters on US-Dutch diplomatic relations, painting, popular culture, economics, water management, literature, etc. They tell of the enormous US influence on a small nation like the Netherlands, which has been one of the most pro-US European states, and show what a powerhouse the US has been over the 20th century. Only during the Colonial period did the Netherlands have some influence on the New World, while occasionally the US relied on the Netherlands because of the latter's centuries-old experience in diplomacy, commerce, and trade. This very valuable source on 400 years of US-Dutch relations is almost too massive. A less-comprehensive survey might have been more manageable for readers. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels/libraries. G. D. Homan emeritus, Illinois State University
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Since Henry Hudson landed on Manhattan in 1609, the peoples of the Netherlands and North America have been inextricably linked. This work, written by a team of nearly 100 Dutch and American scholars, offers a comprehensive history of this bilateral relationship.
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A comprehensive history of bilateral relations between the Netherlands and the United States.
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Since Henry Hudson landed on Manhattan in 1609, the peoples of the Netherlands and North America have been inextricably linked. Four Centuries of Dutch-American Relations, written by a team of nearly one hundred Dutch and American scholars, is the first book to offer a comprehensive history of this bilateral relationship. This volume covers the main paths of contacts, conflicts, and common plans, from the first exploratory contacts in the early seventeenth century to the intense and multifaceted exchanges in the early twenty-first. Based on the most up-to-date research. Four Centuries of Dutch-American Relations will be for years to come a valuable and much-used reference work for anyone interested in the history and culture of the United States and the Netherlands and the larger transatlantic interdependent framework in which they are embedded.

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