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AuthorGoslinga, Cornelis Ch. author
TitleA Short History of the Netherlands Antilles and Surinam [electronic resource] / by Cornelis Ch. Goslinga
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1979
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Descript X, 198 p. 1 illus. online resource


To English-speaking historians, the author of this book, a Dutchman who for many years now finds his base at the University of Florida, became well known when his The Dutch in the Caribbean and on the Wild Coast, 158Ĩ680 was published in 1972. At that time Professor Goslinga, who prior to his academic career in the United States, lived for an extended period in Curaão, Netherlands Antilles, had already acquired a solid reputation among Dutch Caribbeanists by his manifold publications on social, political and maritime aspects of Dutch West Indian history. By his training, interests and present position, Dr. Goslinga would seem to me to be singularly well-equipped to write a comprehensive history - geared to an English-speaking university public - of what was once known as the Netherlands West Indies. The present book is the product of this professional equipment and of his long teaching experience. It should go a long way in filling the old and wide gap in historical information on this part of the former Dutch empire, and I hope an equally wide but younger audience will appreciate it


I. The Curaรงao Islands. The Inhabitants -- II. Historical Background and Discovery -- III. The Spanish Period -- IV. The Dutch Conquest -- V. Curaรงao as War Base -- VI. The Struggle for Survival -- VII. The Last Dutch Stand -- VIII. The End of the Seventeenth Century -- IX. The Eighteenth Century -- X. The English Interregnum -- XI. The Dutch Leeward Islands in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries -- XII. The Wild Coast from pre-Columbian Times to 1621 -- XIII. Dutch Colonizing Efforts on the Wild Coast -- XIV. Surinam under the Chartered Society -- XV. Surinam during the English Interregnum -- XVI. Aspects of Dutch Colonization -- XVII. The Curaรงao Islands in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century -- XVIII. The Curaรงao Islands Under Paramaribo -- XIX. The Curaรงao Islands from 1845 to 1900 -- XX. The Emancipation of the Curaรงao Slaves -- XXI. Relations Between Curaรงao and Venezuela Toward the End of the Nineteenth Century -- XXII. Oil Comes to the Curaรงao Islands -- XXIII. The Curaรงao Islands From World War I to World War II -- XXIV. The Dutch Leeward Islands in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries -- XXV. Surinam in the Nineteenth Century -- XXVI. The Early Twentieth Century in Surinam -- XXVII. Political Developments in the Dutch West Indies in the Twentieth Century -- XXVIII. Economic Development of the Dutch Antilles and Surinam -- XXIX. Society and Culture in the Netherlands West Indies in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries -- General index

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