A comprehensive history of bilateral relations between the Netherlands and the United States.
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.
Hans Krabbendam is Assistant Director of the Roosevelt Study Center and the author of The Model Man: A Life of Edward William Bok, 1863–1930. Cornelis A. van Minnen is Director of the Roosevelt Study Center in Middelburg, the Netherlands, as well as Professor of American History at Ghent University, Belgium, and the author of Van Loon: Popular Historian, Journalist, and FDR Confidant. Giles Scott-Smith is Senior Researcher at the Roosevelt Study Center and Ernst H. van der Beugel Professor of Diplomatic History of Atlantic Cooperation at the University of Leiden, the Netherlands, and the author of Networks of Empire: The U. S. State Department's Foreign Leader Program in the Netherlands, France, and Britain, 1950–1970.
"The contributors cover almost every conceivable subject … [a] very valuable source on 400 years of US-Dutch relations. " — CHOICE
"From wooden ships to microchips, from New Amsterdam to New York City, this volume provides a deep scholarly overview of the 400-year sweep of Dutch-American connections. It has the excellent benefit of being both broad in its range and deep in its individual entries. " — Russell Shorto, author of The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony That Shaped America