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Spaces of Enslavement: A History of Slavery and Resistance in Dutch New York

Andrea C. Mosterman


This book addresses the persistent myth that the colonial Dutch system of slavery was more humane. Investigating practices of enslavement in New Netherland and then in New York, the book shows that these ways of racialized spatial control held much in common with the southern plantation societies. In the 1620s, Dutch colonial settlers brought slavery to the banks of the Hudson River and founded communities from New Amsterdam in the south to Beverwijck near the terminus of the navigable river. When Dutch power in North America collapsed and the colony came under English control in 1664, Dutch d ... More

Keywords: Dutch slavery, Dutch slave trade, enslavement, New Netherland, Dutch colonial settlers, New York State, servitude, freedom, oppression

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781501715624
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501715624.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrea C. Mosterman, author
University of New Orleans