The Not-So-Promised Land: The Dutch in Amelia County, Virginia, 1868-1880

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After establishing a successful Dutch colony in Holland, Michigan, in 1847, Albertus Van Raalte turned his attention to the warmer climes of Amelia County, Virginia, where he attempted to establish a second colony. This volume by Janet Sheeres presents a carefully researched account of that colonization attempt with a thorough analysis of why it failed. Providing insights into the risks of new settlements that books on successful colonies overlook, this is the first major study of the Amelia settlement. A well-told tale of ...

The Not-So-Promised Land: The Dutch in Amelia County, Virginia, 1868-1880 2013, William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, Mi

ISBN-13: 9780802871565

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