Commemorating the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's voyage and the lasting legacy of Dutch culture in New York, this book explores the life and times of a fascinating woman, her family, and her things. Margrieta was born in the Netherlands but lived at the extremes of the Dutch colonial world, in Malacca on the Malay Peninsula and in Flatbush, Brooklyn. When she came to New York in 1686 with her husband and set up a shop, she brought an astonishing array of Eastern goods, many of which were documented in an inventory made after her death in 1695. Extensive archival research has enabled a collaborative team to reconstruct her story and establish the depth of her connection to Dutch trading establishments in Asia. This is a groundbreaking contribution to the histories of New York City, the Dutch overseas empire, women, and material culture.
Publisher: Yale University Press
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 2064 g
Dimensions: 287 x 229 x 33 mm
Winner of the 2011 Henry Allen Moe Prize, as given by the New York State Historical Association for excellence in exhibitions and collections-based publishing. -- Henry Allen Moe Prize * New York State Historical Association *
"A visually rich and intellectually provocative volume."-Elizabeth Hyde, Sixteenth Century Journal -- Elizabeth Hyde * Sixteenth Century Journal *