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Realm between Empires: The Second Dutch Atlantic, 1680-1815

Wim Klooster and Gert Oostindie


The Second Dutch Atlantic was a distinct era in Dutch colonial history, different both from the imperially-minded period from 1620 through 1680 and the years after 1815, in which the Dutch Atlantic faded into insignificance. While marked by a lack of geographic expansion, the Second Dutch Atlantic saw remarkable Dutch colonial and inter-imperial activity. On the one hand, the Dutch engaged in the Atlantic slave trade, built their own plantation colonies on the “Wild Coast” of South America, and developed their Caribbean islands into commercial assets. On the other hand, they were deeply involv ... More

Keywords: Entanglement, Slavery, Creolization, Heterogeneity, Diversity, Illegality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781501705267
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501705267.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Wim Klooster, author
Clark University

Gert Oostindie, author
University of Leiden