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1 CD: Narratives of New Netherland, 1609-1664
J. Franklin Jameson
(1909) 2004, CD, Graphic Image, Adobe Acrobat,v6, PC and Mac, 504 pp, Heritage Books
This important work contains about twenty journals, letters, reports, and diaries describing the discovery, exploration, and early settlement by the Dutch of that part of North America that would become New Netherland. The collection begins with Henry Hudson's first voyage in 1609 and ends with the bloodless surrender of the colony to the English on 6 September 1664. Although most of these documents were originally written in Dutch, they are given here in English translations that were made by various experts. A short introductory essay, written by the editor, precedes each selection and there are numerous explanatory footnotes. This volume is part of the Original Narratives of Early American History series. The editor held both Ph.D. and LL.D. degrees, and was Director of the Department of Historical Research in the Carnegie Institution of Washington in 1909; he would later go on to head the Manuscripts Division at the Library of Congress. Original full name and subject index. The book is presented as graphic images, so the user sees the work just as it was originally published. It is intended to look and function very much like a "real" book. There is no electronic index, and there is no electronic text to search. However, numerous electronic bookmarks (like those seen at the left) have been added which make it easy to move through the book. Image numbers will match the page numbers for all of the main text, as well as the index.
Price: 19.95 USD


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